Learning the language of pigs
British pig farmers have a new tool to overcome
initial language problems with new foreign staff: basic guidelines for workers
The set of guidelines, provided by the British Pig Executive (BPEX) is
available in four languages: Lithuanian, Russian, Romanian and Polish. They
cover food and water, handling and moving pigs, restraining pigs, sick pig
management, hygiene, useful words and slap
BPEX director of pig industry
development Mark Wilson said at the BPEX website, "These sheets cover the basics
and will help people get over the first few days when communication can be
"They are especially good for some of the more technical
aspects where a specialised vocabulary is required. This is something that can
take a long time to acquire.
"They came about after discussions with
the larger pig producers and veterinarians about the communications problems
they faced with some foreign
"Russian was one of those chosen
because, though not many are from Russia, most of them do speak and understand
it, it's a bridging language."
â€¢ British Pork
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