Contents tagged with piglets

31 January 2022

Colostrum Is Gold is an award-winning industry campaign. It highlights the key role colostrum plays in farm animal performance through improved health while reducing antibiotic use.

17 September 2020

Guidance on monitoring farrowing and piglet behaviour

23 December 2020

Guidance on indoor piglet management

23 December 2020

Find out how to clip/grind piglets' teeth and when it is appropriate to do so

16 June 2020

Guidance on preparing and managing outdoor farrowing paddocks

20 November 2019

Training: Stockperson Plus, East

4 September 2019

Cornwall pig club: Come along to this meeting and hear from Andrew Palmer, who'll be talking about the work he's doing with producers to improve weaning weights.

3 September 2020

Find out how a piglet sorter, built from stockboard, has improved handling and sorting piglets

13 August 2018

It is important to keep the cost of producing piglets to a minimum to enable you to maximise profitability at sale. Knowing how your breeding herd performs helps you to identify where and how to concentrate your time, effort and investment to improve performance and reduce the cost of production.

13 August 2018

Improving the number of pigs born alive and piglet survival rate through to weaning has a significant impact on profitability – an increase of 1.7 pigs weaned per litter (the difference between average and top 10% performance) improves net margin by £120 per sow per annum.

13 August 2018

Piglets need warmth after birth as energy reserves to produce body heat are limited. They are also born with no immunity so need colostrum soon after birth a min 100ml per kg of birthweight within 16 hours is crucial to provide the energy, nutrients and antibodies to survive