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Using a tarpaulin to crowd pigs together - TIPS FOR PIGS Using a tarpaulin to crowd pigs together - TIPS FOR PIGS

This method works especially well in farms where pens are wide or have unusual dimensions.

03/12/2016

Age on the ear - TIPS FOR PIGS Age on the ear - TIPS FOR PIGS

The week of birth is tattooed on the animals`ears to know their age at all times.

03/12/2016

Increasing lighting on a pig farm - TIPS FOR PIGS Increasing lighting on a pig farm - TIPS FOR PIGS

Having a correct lighting is basic for the productivity of the sow and the farm workers. The recommended minimum is 250 lux for 16 hours per day

03/12/2016

How to quantify health status in farm animals How to quantify health status in farm animals

Correct assessment of health status leads to timely disease prevention and better nutritional programs that maximize profitability.

08/12/2016

New developments in layer hen feeding New developments in layer hen feeding

Ioannis Mavromichalis, Ph.D., gives his views on poultry, pig and dairy nutrition based on his experience as a nutrition consultant with clients around the worl

09/12/2016

How to avoid the pigs from lying beside the drinking troughs during the hot season? How to avoid the pigs from lying beside the drinking troughs during the hot season?

This behaviour avoids the submissive animals from having access to water with enough frequency.

16/12/2016

Insemination with no hands - TIPS ON PIGS Insemination with no hands - TIPS ON PIGS

This trick consists in using a spring for holding the semen bag during the insemination. Using springs for the sows' self-insemination.

16/12/2016

Stimulate the sows as much as possible during their mating (G-spot) Stimulate the sows as much as possible during their mating (G-spot)

Mating the stimulated sows eases the sperm transport to the oviduct, where they meet the ova. Get to mate the sows, stimulated as much as possible by massaging

16/12/2016

Early piglet weaning in their own farrowing pen - TIPS ON PIGS Early piglet weaning in their own farrowing pen - TIPS ON PIGS

Build a fence to keep the weaned piglets in a farrowing pen. This trick expects to find an accommodation for the early weaned piglets leaving them

16/12/2016

Improving the environmental conditions in the fattening rooms Improving the environmental conditions in the fattening rooms

Improve the piglets' comfort in the fattening rooms without compromising ventilation by placing an insulating material over the pens.

16/12/2016

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