Indoor

6 November 2018

Many of the current intensive livestock production systems require the provision of a controlled environment for housed stock. This handbook covers some of the fundamental principles involved in controlled environment. Some practical systems and equipment are illustrated and design examples are given in the appendices.

30 October 2018

AHDB has engaged BMG Research to conduct an in-depth survey of pig buildings.

29 March 2019

The extreme weather of 2018 has made its mark on pork, beef and lamb production, according to AHDB’s latest Red Meat Outlooks.

26 July 2021

All our resources on identifying and stopping the spread of African Swine Fever

19 November 2020

The conserved forage requirements and stocks calculator can be used to calculate feed demand by entering livestock numbers and available feed supply.

13 August 2018

Some of the alternative bedding materials mentioned here can be used in conjunction with traditional cereal straw, either to replace it or offset the increased cost and allow straw-bedding supplies to go further

13 August 2018

Ventilation systems can improve living conditions. An efficient ventilation system draws fresh air in and removes stale air along with microbes, dust, harmful gases and water vapour. Inefficient ventilation is detrimental to pig and staff performance (particularly on hot days) and costs more to run

16 July 2020

With potentially increasing feed costs, it may become more profitable to finish pigs at a lower slaughter weight. Use this information to find out how to go about this.

17 July 2020

Find out how alternative feeds, such as root and forage crops and some food industry co-products, can be incorporated into pig diets.

16 July 2020

Use this information to improve, or start, recording feed conversion ratios in all stages of production to help with decision-making.

15 August 2018

Feed is the largest cost of production for the pig industry, making up around 60 per cent of total costs. Effective savings in this area can help mitigate price volatility.

22 November 2019

Views from across our Farm Excellence network on the 2018 heat wave and resulting drought

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