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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Health Management, Biosecurity and Pig Feeders

Health Management, Biosecurity and Pig Feeders

How many pathways can pathogens follow to make their way into your pig farm’s population? There are scores of internal and external biosecurity risks that can allow pathogens to be introduced to your farm in multiple ways. Though it is a good practice to vaccine as needed, and to follow through with proper protocols to […]

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Use of Antimicrobials in Pig Breeding and Farming

Use of Antimicrobials in Pig Breeding and Farming

Anyone involved in pig breeding and/or farming understands that there can be a need to use antimicrobials (also referred to as antibiotics) in order to address outbreaks of disease. However, RUMA (Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture Alliance) indicates in its “Responsible use of antimicrobials in pig production” that a farmer’s goal should always be […]

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