A simple, economical and practical trick is to identify the replacement gilts with tags of different colours according to the batch they belong to.
Tips on pigs: farm management techniques
Captive bolt humane stunners do not kill larger growing pigs or adults, they render the pig unconscious. Further action is needed to ensure the pig is dead.
It is easy to see the reaction of the sows (of all of them!) when we supply them with paper. A handful in front of their snout or at the reach of their mouth is enough... oxytocin! It is like giving an injection!
How do we get good workers? What must we do to keep them? And, mostly, what do I want on my farm and which workers do I need for that?
The cost of the staff entails between 6% and 7% of the total production costs of our pigs. Nevertheless, the staff influences this cost by 100%, because almost all the tasks on a farm are manual or controlled by the staff.
This trick shows how to reduce the cleaning time of the fattening pens with a solid floor.