The Pig Issue
THE PIG ISSUE is Garth Pig Practice's dedicated quarterly newsletter for clients and producers.
We start this edition of The Pig Issue by looking at the proposed Red Tractor changes which come into effect from 01 October 2017. How will they affect you? In our "Topical Talk" section we ask What does Avian Influenza mean for pig keepers? Finally we take a look at maintaining a suitable sow parity profile. Read the December 2016 Pig Issue Newsletter...Continue reading this item »
In this issue we report from two events: Firstly, Pig and Poultry North held at Sandburn Hall. The programme included three lectures addressed to both audiences, pig and poultry. These looked at controlled environment housing, nutrition and a discussion on whole farming monitoring. Secondly the the third annual National Pig Awards at Lancaster Hotel...Continue reading this item »
In this issue we look at one of the most important worm species Ascaris Suum, and take a look at rodenticide purchasing. We also run through the essential maintenance requirements of your captive bolt gun. Finally you can catch up with the latest staff news. Read the October 2016 Pig Issue Newsletter...Continue reading this item »
In this issue we open by looking at the importance of fly control given the fact that as causing skin lesions at slaughter flies are also major vectors of disease. We also take a look at lameness in sows which can be a serious problem and is generally the second greatest cause of non selective culling – after infertility. We also have an update...Continue reading this item »