Pork knowledge library

22 October 2020

Waste is any step in a process that does not add value to the customer. There are three types of waste in Lean management, Muda, Mura and Muri, and we explore them below.

21 October 2020

When the 5 Lean principles are combined into a company's processes and culture, they create Lean production, manufacturing, and operating systems. On this page, we dive into each of these in a bit more detail.

20 October 2020

Pat O'Keeffe Piggeries is a family-owned and managed piggery based in Ballylough, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork. The farm has approximately 2,200 sows. To improve farm work efficiency, a Lean programme was developed as an introduction to Lean management.

22 October 2020

Lean management, aims to optimise resources, maximise value and minimise waste. Find out about its origins and how Lean can be applied to agriculture and horticulture.

22 October 2020

Lean management, often referred to as 'Lean', is a method to make businesses more efficient. Find out how the principles of Lean can help you to create more value and reduce waste.

28 September 2020

Growing by 20% in value over the past five years, the Added Value category is now worth almost £900m. It has therefore been an important contributor to growth for the meat industry, as can command a premium with shoppers. Understand how innovation can help address health and quality concerns, as well as how clear signalling of its areas of strength – taste and convenience – can help in-store conversion.

29 September 2020

Learn why pigs behave in certain ways and how they respond to humans, as well as how to handle them effectively.

17 September 2020

The art of negotiation is simply about having a strategic discussion in order to reach an agreement that both parties find acceptable, yet many farm business owners find it an uncomfortable topic

10 September 2020

Information about the importance of colostrum for piglets

10 September 2020

Guidance on indoor piglet management

17 September 2020

Creep areas provide the right environment for piglets and training them to use this area will give them a good start in life.

17 September 2020

Guidance on monitoring farrowing and piglet behaviour

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