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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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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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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