Electrical Safety and Pig Farms

Farming always comes with an array of hazards – some predictable and others less so. For example, from the storage of grain or liquid manure to the use of heavy machinery, there are hazards at almost any turn. This is the main reason for safety training and procedures when doing your daily work. Fortunately, advances […]

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Happy Pigs, Safer and Happier Farmers

Happy Pigs, Safer and Happier Farmers

Ask successful pig farmers and many them will tell you that it is the happiest and healthiest pigs that make for their success. Pigs are remarkably smart animals, and according to some experts say, “Pigs are very intelligent and adapt to their environment. You might be surprised to learn that in some tests pigs have […]

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Keeping Pigs Cool in the Summer

Keeping Pigs Cool in the Summer

Anyone involved in pig farming is well aware of the many challenges it presents. Not only do pigs pass through very specific stages of life; each of which requires specific pig housing and feeding methods, but the seasons also pose challenges. For example, there are almost no regions of the world in which pig farming […]

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Technology and the Modern Pig Farm

Technology and the Modern Pig Farm

Though you may not yet have jumped on the proverbial bandwagon where modern pig farming equipment is concerned, it is never too late to learn about the latest advances in technology in pig keeping. As one expert has said, “The use of technology in agriculture today, has transformed modern farming. Farmers use technology to automate […]

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The Role of the Veterinarian in Pig Farming

The Role of the Veterinarian in Pig Farming

Attendees to the annual conference of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians in early 2017 learned about many things. However, one of the focal points was the role that veterinarians play in pig farming around the globe. This is true of pig farming in the UK as well as other areas, and what the group […]

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Updates on Pig Farming as Brexit Looms

Updates on Pig Farming as Brexit Looms

In a recent article in The Guardian, an experienced pig farmer was quoted as saying, “If your pigs are happy they’ll be more productive,” and yet this same farmer knows that the looming Brexit may make it difficult to use such methods in the super-competitive market about to open. “A story sells,” this same farmer […]

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Water Efficiency in Intensive Pig Farming

Water Efficiency in Intensive Pig Farming

Whether you are interested in intensive pig farming practices or you just run a very well managed farm, you know that overseeing your resources is an important part of your day to day business. Regardless of how bountiful your farm may be in materials such as forage, water and land, you are always wise to […]

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