Outdoor

9 April 2020

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

8 April 2020

Targeted at managers of arable-based systems who are thinking about livestock opportunities for the first time, this guide includes sections on leys, cover crops, forage crops, maize, outdoor pig production and manures.

14 November 2019

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

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.

6 May 2020

Pigs kept outdoors are particularly vulnerable to radiant heat gain and it is important that they have access to shade in sunny weather. There are a number of ways in which producers can minimise heat stress

22 November 2019

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

2 July 2018

How to assess soil compaction, select and operate different types of sub-soiler to loosen the soil efficiently

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