Action to Improve Productivity

UK - The latest in a comprehensive series of practical tips for pig keepers have just been published by BPEX.
calendar icon 5 August 2008
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The two latest Action for Productivity sheets cover hospital and recovery pen management and the importance of water supply.

The sheets are from the Knowledge Transfer team whose members work out in the field giving practical help to producers.

The hospital pen sheet includes management guidelines, what the pig needs, nutrition, nursing and recovery.

The next, on water, looks at availability, requirements, drinker height and quality.

BPEX Director of Pig Industry Development Mark Wilson said: "A lot of the points made in these sheets are very straightforward but they have the potential to make a major difference.

"With things they way they are in the pig industry today even the smallest improvement is important and these sheets offer the chance of improved productivity.

"They are not meant to be put in a box file and left on the shelf but to be put up on the unit where everybody can refer to them regularly."

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