Sophie in a pen with some big pigs© Richard Stanton
I mentioned last month that we recently started on a five-week batch system. I say recently, but we have actually been serving for a year now. The main reason for this was to improve herd health after a nasty strain of Actinobacillus pleuropneumonia (APP), and in turn to boost growth rates, because we can now clean and disinfect finishing houses between batches. We recently slaughtered our third batch. The bacon weights of the first two were a little disappointing, but […]