Nurse Sows

Hyperprolificacy among gilts and older sows is increasing. One of the measures to take the strain off the dam...

Some thoughts on big pens

The big pen concept for growing/finishing pigs really caught on around 2003, so we have a good five years...

Check those feeder gaps!

You have all got the latest and well-publicised feeder space allowances for growing and finishing pigs – well, I...

Perimeter biosecurity

I've been asked to forecast what a pig farm perimeter might look like a couple of decades into the future....

Mixing growing pigs

Try to mix pigs as little as possible. Varley (2001) showed that litters kept together grew 110g/day faster to...

Moving pigs

I've just come back from a tour of farms where I watched young pigs being moved and older pigs being shipped....

Weaning capacity

I've been writing quite a bit recently on Sow Productive Life (SPL) and that I am disturbed at pig farmers'...

Enough Colostral Energy?

I continue my aim during the present feed price crisis of only writing about actions you can take which do not...