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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

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

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

Control of the feed weight - TIPS ON PIGS Control of the feed weight - TIPS ON PIGS

We need to know, at all moments, which amount of feed are the sows eating, so we will weigh the feed at least once per week.

16/12/2016

Knowing the sows' age - TIPS ON PIGS Knowing the sows' age - TIPS ON PIGS

Using the year the sows enter in production for the sow's identification number.

16/12/2016

Planning gilt service - TIPS ON PIGS Planning gilt service - TIPS ON PIGS

The strategy involves synchronizing the gilts so they come into heat at the same time, in order to properly manage the number of inseminations targeted for each

16/12/2016

Supplementing water to lactating sows - TIPS ON PIGS Supplementing water to lactating sows - TIPS ON PIGS

There are different systems for carrying out this water delivery. Probably, the most common one is with a hose, but sometimes, the sows' troughs are not facing

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

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

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

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