Basic Tips for Fire Safety on Pig Farms

Basic Tips for Fire Safety on Pig Farms

The majority of pig farms feature indoor facilities where pigs will be bred and raised at various stages of life. Unfortunately, this leaves most pigs vulnerable to injury or death in the event their farm building experiences a fire of any kind. In fact, many such buildings are extremely combustible, and fires in a pig […]

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Animal Welfare, Pig Breeding and Castration

Animal Welfare, Pig Breeding and Castration

Anyone involved in pig breeding and/or pig farming understands that the European Commission created a working group in 2010 (which met three times) to discuss and address the issue of pig castration. Their goals were many, but among the first of them was to agree to use analgesia and/or anaesthesia when performing surgical castrations (purely […]

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A closer look at the IDS Pig Unit Process

A closer look at the IDS Pig Unit Process

Let’s take a closer look at the IDS Pig Unit Process Pig farmers are well aware of a few key facts. Firstly is that their pigs need unique environments during different stages of life. These environments require certain temperatures, spatial allowances, and protection from harsh conditions, predators or pests and contaminants that might lead to […]

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A guide to Choosing Pig Housing

A guide to Choosing Pig Housing

The IDS Guide to Choosing Pig Housing In this brief guide to choosing pig housing, we are not going to consider the basics that any pig farmer already knows. Rather, we are going to look at some considerations, factors and even the idea of emerging technologies that should all play a role in the decisions […]

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Breeding Piglets in IDS Housing Units

Breeding Piglets in IDS Housing Units

All you need to know about breeding piglets in IDS Housing Units Breeding piglets is not as simple as successfully farrowing and then getting the sow and piglets on track. There are so many issues and simple matters can easily get in the way of success. Difficulties keeping conditions as sterile or tidy as possible […]

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Why Quality Pig Housing is so Important

Why Quality Pig Housing is so Important

Quality Pig Housing is the most important asset in Pig farming When breeding and rearing pigs, it’s critical to have Quality Pig Housing for the animals to thrive and grow. Here are 5 reasons why this is so important on your farm or smallholding. 1. Good ventilation Ventilation‘s a key part of pig rearing. Pigs […]

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