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New Book on Modern Pig Production Technology

by 5m Editor
15 August 2011, at 8:42am

UK - Modern Pig Production Technology – a Practical Guide to Profit is the third text book from John Gadd, the internationally recognised pig consultant.

The book provides practical and easy to understand advice on important management techniques that are used by many pig producers today.

The book covers 25 different practical aspects of pig production and includes a valuable glossary of 450 pig production terms.

Among the topics being covered include creep feeding science, getting bigger litters and avoiding post weaning problems.

Other areas of practical production information include bio security, the latest information on mycotoxins, getting the most out of new genetics for gilts, ensuring immunity in the herd and dealing with stress problems.

The book also looks at farm management skills and techniques including managing people, how to handle partnerships and how to get the best deal in contracts.

John Gadd also discusses stocking densities of herds, food conversion, dealing with dirty pens and also behavioural problems such as tail biting.

Each chapter gives easily accessed information on each of the topics followed by a summary and checklist of the topics covered.

The terms and references in each chapter are readily indexed for easy reference and there are referenced papers for further reading on each topic.

The book is not only a text book for courses in pig production but also a handy reference book for pig producers needing quick references to manage immediate problems.

Modern Pig Production Technology - a Practical Guide to Profit is published by Nottingham University Press.

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