28 July 1995

No cooked pork

PROTECT outdoor pigs from the sun with a "Pig Shade" screen, advises Galebreaker Products, Mitcheldean, Glos.

Shading improves fertility in sows and boars and can pay for itself in one season if returns to service are reduced by just 1%, claims Galebreaker.

The screen is tensioned to posts with bungy ropes to form a horizontal plane above wallow areas, between huts and over outdoor boar pens. A 4.5m x 6m Pig Shade costs £43. (01594-544242.)