Pigs in farrowing pens© Sarah Alderton
Pig farmer David Goodier of Greenhalgh, Preston, who farms in partnership with his dad Leonard, started focusing on pre-weaning mortality when he became AHDB Pork’s Focus Farm in June last year. His pig unit manager Wayne Connell highlights 14 ways to help improve pig numbers per sow. 1. Clean the back of the crates out every day. Put shredded paper just at the back and sides of the crate until the sow starts to farrow, then move paper to the back of […]