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Trust the Tractor

Trust the Tractor

 Supporting the British Pig Industry all the way....

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Protecting UK Pigs from PED

Protecting UK Pigs from PED

Porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED) isn't a new disease. It's caused by a coronavirus that was first described in the UK in 1971. Since then, the disease has been seen intermittently, but in recent years outbreaks have become rare, writes Louise Murray, vet at Garth Partnership, specialists in pig medicine. Read Louise's report, published in Pig World,...

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Real Welfare Outcomes assessments

Real Welfare Outcomes assessments

At the time of writing, on-farm RWO assessments have been part of the Red Tractor assurance scheme requirements for about two months. There was much wailing and gnashing of teeth on the subject prior to implementation, so how has the dust settled now the plans are being put into action? Paul Pemberton of Garth Partnership relates some early experiences. Read...

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Garth Training Courses for Pig Stockpeople

Garth Training Courses for Pig Stockpeople

All businesses - not just pig businesses, invest in training to improve efficiency or levels of service.  Efficiency may result from increased output, reduced production cost, less power or labour usage/unit of output - or simple better retention rates of more motivated staff.  Pig production is now a globally competitive business, and UK...

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