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Most British pig farmers are now internet-savvy(ish)

by 5m Editor
12 February 2004, at 12:00am

UK - Nearly all British pig producers now have computers with modern operating systems and access to the internet, according to survey of about a fifth of the national herd.

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95 percent of pig farming businesses have one or more desktop computers.

Those without computers are mostly outdoor breeders who have no intention of investing in information technology.

80 percent of those with computers have herd recording software.

98 percent of computers have internet access.

These figures come from a Farmex survey on information technology on pig farms. The results show the technology for improved information is in place. But are producers making use of it?

Source: National Pig Association - 12th February 2004

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