After the onset of problems, it brings back to our mind that perhaps water could be the source of our poor production results.
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Water meters are now being fitted as standard equipment to all new pig houses supplied by ARM Buildings.
The 24-hour-a-day monitoring of feed and water consumption, which can be reviewed live on the farm office computer can pick up trends and has even been used to predict disease outbreaks.
This behaviour avoids the submissive animals from having access to water with enough frequency.