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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IDS to Participate in British Pig & Poultry Fair

IDS to Participate in British Pig & Poultry Fair

On the 15-16 of May in 2018, the annual British Pig & Poultry Fair is taking place in Stoneleigh, Warwickshire. With thousands of people attending, it is easily acknowledged as the leading event for the UK pig, poultry and egg sectors. However, it isn't just about farmers and producers coming together for a bit of [...]

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8 Signs You Should Invest In Quality Pig Housing

8 Signs You Should Invest In Quality Pig Housing

A report in the British Veterinary Journal explained that, where pig housing in the UK is concerned, “Until the early 1980s pig farmers were free to choose whatever housing system they considered would give them the best economic return. Now, however, other considerations have to be taken into account, particularly the welfare of the animal […]

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Why a Pig Farm Building Benefits from Insulated Walls

Why a Pig Farm Building Benefits from Insulated Walls

Pig farming is an age-old enterprise that has been active for centuries. It has its “tried and true” methods and practices, and yet it is also one of the more technologically advanced areas of modern farming, too. Unfortunately, many farmers remain unaware of the benefits of modern pork production facilities, including the use of insulation […]

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Animal Forward Practices Are Possible on Profitable Pig Farms

Animal Forward Practices Are Possible on Profitable Pig Farms

If you are involved in pig breeding and pig farming, it is likely that you are already aware of the higher level of intelligence in the livestock you raise. Compared to other commonly raised animals, pigs are exceptionally intelligent, with some experts indicating that “pigs possess the mental capacity of three-year-old children, according to researchers […]

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Are Antibiotic Replacements a Viable Choice?

Are Antibiotic Replacements a Viable Choice?

It is no secret that consumers are making more and more demands on those who produce foods of all kinds. Terms like “No GMO” and “organic” are but a few of the terms that farmers face as they seek to remain competitive and profitable. These trends have also affected pig farming, with many consumers admitting […]

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