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The Pig Issue

THE PIG ISSUE is Garth Pig Practice's dedicated quarterly newsletter for clients and producers.

The Pig Issue - June 2013

The Pig Issue - June 2013

In this edition we consider the problems of full stomachs at slaughter which could be costing you a packet. We discuss some key aspects of acidifying the drinking water and continue our review on growth rates from the previous newsletter. Also covered in this issue is the costs of fly bite condemnations, creep feeding tips and a note on the latest legislation...

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The Pig Issue - March 2013

The Pig Issue - March 2013

In this edition of Pig Issue we start with an issue I am sure you are all aware, Real Welfare will be incorporated into Red Tractor with effect from 1st April 2013. So just to re-cap we look at how this will affect you. Convincing suckling pigs to take their first steps towards weaning by eating creep feed can be a frustrating business, so what can...

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The Pig Issue - October 2012

The Pig Issue - October 2012

In this edition of Pig Issue we have some great news for our Northern producers with the appointment of a new Vet in Scotland. We provide an update on the BPEX real welfare project and a couple of timely legal reminders. We also take look at Mycotoxins and how you can best minimise the risks. A new study from Australia has highlighted...

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The Pig Issue - August 2012

The Pig Issue - August 2012

In this edition of The Pig Issue we consider review the implications of the BPEX Welfare Outcomes Project and summarise the new space and slat requirements for pig accommodation which apply to all buildings from 1st January 2013. In our main feature we look at how best to counter the cost of feed price escalation and finish with some thoughts on Autumn...

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