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  • Pig Health & Diseases Update

    A Summary of information presented to the European Symposium on Porcine Health Management [ESPHM] in Scotland last month is now available online:
    Posted to Livestock Lines (Forum) by HolisticHealth on Sat, Aug 17 2013
  • Pig Farms in Warwickshire/Oxfordshire Area?

    Hi, I am 17 and applying for veterinary school this October. I really want to do some work experience with pigs at some point over the next year. I have done dairy and lambing, and will be doing some beef cattle work this summer. I've asked around a lot locally and searched all over the internet...
    Posted to Livestock Lines (Forum) by Huckleberry on Wed, Jul 24 2013
  • Pig abattoir prices

    Hello, I was wondering if someone would be able to help me, I'm doing a college assignment about The Pig Breeding Cycle, and as part of it I need to know pig abattoir prices. I'd like to know what the price per kg would be for sows, boars and piglets going to the abattoir, if you could help me...
    Posted to Livestock Lines (Forum) by Bethany'Anne on Wed, Jan 23 2013
  • Livestock rustling and theft

    I'm a trainee journalist specialising in food issues. Would anyone be interested in telling me about the experience of having their livestock stolen or an attempted theft? I am keen to hear from farmers firsthand about this growing issue. What can be done to prevent it? It's for a feature article...
    Posted to Talking Point (Forum) by milkandtwosugars on Thu, Feb 23 2012
  • Piglet tagging

    Our pedigree GOS sow has just produced piglets and as this is our first litter we wondered how best to get them away from her so we can tattoo their ears. She is very protective and we don't have a spare sty to segregate them. Should we grab them and tattoo them one at a time or try and separate...
    Posted to Livestock Lines (Forum) by hareley farmer on Mon, Jul 25 2011
  • Re: wild boar - Video and Articles

    Wild Boars [both farmed and feral] are a featured topic on the Pighealth website this month, see..
    Posted to Livestock Lines (Forum) by HolisticHealth on Tue, Jan 4 2011
  • Pigs for the Freezer

    "Pigs for the Freezer" is a new book on butchering, cooking and farming pigs on small scale. It guides the reader through the day-to-day routine of looking after pigs plus preparing and cooking pork etc. Author, Linda McDonald-Brown, and her husband present courses on small-scale pig farming...
    Posted to Livestock Lines (Forum) by HolisticHealth on Sun, Dec 12 2010
  • Caroline Spelman at The Three Counties Show

    Impressed that Ms Spelman made the effort to go to the Three Counties Show to announce protected status for Gloucestershire Old Spots. Not sure if Mr Benn knew what an Old Spot was. She also promised to make DEFRA more customer friendly. Shouldn't be difficult!
    Posted to Talking Point (Forum) by hareley farmer on Fri, Jun 18 2010
  • Re: Organic Farming: Where is it postioned in the current market and where will it be in the future?

    Hi Emilia You might like to check out the range of reosurces and news for organic producers here: There is also a place on that page for signing up to be notified of news & developments updates.
    Posted to Talking Point (Forum) by HolisticHealth on Wed, Mar 17 2010
  • Truffle-hunting & Charcuterie Guide

    I have always wondered how pigs are trained and used for truffle-hunting, and that is one of the gems [filmed in action in the UK] included in the new "Pigs & Pork" video from Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall... In an otherwise...
    Posted to Talking Point (Forum) by HolisticHealth on Thu, Dec 24 2009
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