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Pig Newsletter - July 2022


Get the latest information and advice from the Teagasc Pig Team. In this month's edition: Heat stress, African Swine Fever Update and Implementing an optimised hygiene programme in farrowing rooms increases piglet weaning weight and reduces the need for medicinal treatment in suckling piglets.

The latest news, research updates and advice from our Teagasc Pig Development Department

View it here: Teagasc Pig Newsletter - July 2022 (PDF)

Temperatures have risen significantly during the past month and as pigs are particularly sensitive to heat stress Louise Clarke writes about how best to manage heat stress on your farm this summer and make sure it does not affect performance.

Michael Mc Keon gives an update on African Swine Fever. With recent outbreaks continuing in Eastern Europe and Germany, Michael gives tips on how producers in Ireland can help ensure no outbreaks occur here, and shares some useful resources later in this newsletter.

Keely Halpin, Gillian Gardiner and Peadar Lawlor share results from a study which found that the implementation of an optimised hygiene programme in farrowing rooms increases piglet weaning weight and reduces the need for medicinal treatment in suckling piglets.

In this issue: 

  • Heat stress
  • African Swine Fever Update
  • Implementing an optimised hygiene programme in farrowing rooms increases piglet weaning weight and reduces the need for medicinal treatment in suckling piglets