Latest Details on Brexit and the Pig Industry

Latest Details on Brexit and the Pig Industry

In early 2018, National Pig Association (NPA) senior policy advisor Ed Barker reported a long list of updates on the impact of Brexit on the UK pig industry. What he indicated was significant and included such relevant and key details as: Formal negotiations on a UK-EU trade deal are slated to continue through December of […]

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Improvements in Pig Welfare Related to Brexit

Improvements in Pig Welfare Related to Brexit

It is impossible for anyone in the UK, as well as other parts of the globe, to ignore the realities of Brexit. It will happen and MPs along with scores of lobbyists are meeting to work out the many, many details. For those in agriculture, and particularly pig producers, things can seem a bit overwhelming. […]

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What to Look for in Pig Housing Ventilation Systems

What to Look for in Pig Housing Ventilation Systems

Smart pig farming practices include a seemingly endless number of issues, from food and water, housing and flooring, it can seem that you must pay sharp attention to almost too many issues. Yet, high quality pig housing can streamline your work by incorporating many different components and systems that automate many tasks. However, it takes […]

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A Basic Checklist of Health and Safety for Pig Keepers

A Basic Checklist of Health and Safety for Pig Keepers

It is interesting to ask farmers about health and safety, because many first consider the livestock’s health and welfare, then the well-being of the workers, and only then do they consider their own health and safety. Clearly, it is a complex matter, and that is why the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board in the UK […]

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10 Signs You Should Invest in Quality Pig Housing

10 Signs You Should Invest in Quality Pig Housing

In an article in National Hog Farmer, the author insisted that farmers who invested “in the first day of a pig’s life” would make a “pivotal difference in its lifetime performance”; whatever that pig’s role might be. The article emphasized the setting up of pigs in order to ensure they succeeded, and at every point […]

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A closer look at the IDS Pig Unit Process

A closer look at the IDS Pig Unit Process

Let’s take a closer look at the IDS Pig Unit Process Pig farmers are well aware of a few key facts. Firstly is that their pigs need unique environments during different stages of life. These environments require certain temperatures, spatial allowances, and protection from harsh conditions, predators or pests and contaminants that might lead to […]

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The Importance of Insulation in Pig Housing

The Importance of Insulation in Pig Housing

Regardless of the size of any pig farming operation, it is a simple truth that the amount of energy consumed has a direct impact on the profitability of that farm. As noted in an official report from Purdue University in the United States, “When it comes to livestock structures, conserving energy means doing those things […]

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Fattening Your Pigs: Liquid vs. Dry Feeding

Fattening Your Pigs: Liquid vs. Dry Feeding

In the pig industry, there are those who adhere to one set of practices and those who cling to others. However, with the development of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board’s Farm Excellence Network and its farmer to farmer learning initiatives, debates about practices and policies are sure to provide clarity and improved farm patterns. […]

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