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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 - 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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The Pig Issue - April 2012

The Pig Issue - April 2012

This edition of The Pig Issue is packed with information. We take a look at the new laws on pig accommodation and how they could affect you. A new livestock virus has recently been discovered, could pigs we affected? Antibiotic resistance is in the headlines again and the rules on the transport of pigs is topical given the the arrival of the eAML2 licences....

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