Archive Article: 2001/07/06

6 July 2001

Training stockmen to do a better job

Repeating day-to-day routines without question is easy. But is it effective? Not when it comes to stockmanship, according to a study by Aberdeen University. The number of pigs sold on a unit increased by more than 11% in the year following the introduction of a staff training programme.

Although all producers know the damage poor stockmanship can cause, how many know the benefits that could accrue from training good staff to do an even better job?

Of course, it needs to be the right sort of training and those being trained need to be willing to listen. But, judging by the Aberdeen study, investing in training could be money well spent.

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