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Virtual Pig Week Day 1: Teagasc Pig Research Facility – A Focus on production


Virtual Pig Week took place this week and on day one, the focus was on the Teagasc Pig Research Facility (TPRF). Farm Manager, Tomás Ryan and Research Technician, Aisling Holmes joined host Amy Quinn, Teagasc Pig Development Department (PDD) Specialist Advisor.

Virtual Pig Week Overview

Starting on Tuesday 19th October and continuing until Friday 22nd October, the Teagasc Pig Development Department brings you the latest research and the best technical advice and information, at 1pm each day.

Each day features an interactive online event from 1pm to 2pm, covering topics such as:

Day 1: The Teagasc Pig Research Facility – A Focus on production;

Day 2: Wet feeding – The main problem areas;

Day 3: Milk Supplementation – An overview and farmer experiences; and

Day 4: Topical issues – A live panel discussion.

Virtual Pig Week is relevant to all involved in pig production.

Virtual Pig Week Day 1: Teagasc Pig Research Facility – A Focus on production

On day one, the focus will be on the Teagasc Pig Research Facility (TPRF). Farm Manager, Tomás Ryan and Research Technician, Aisling Holmes will join host Amy Quinn, Teagasc Pig Development Department (PDD) Specialist Advisor.

They focus on the gestating sow and the factors contributing to the persistently high farrowing rates. They also examine the high weaning weights in the unit and how these are being achieved. They discuss how their detailed record keeping and database of information contribute to these successes. 

Watch back the recording from Day 1 here below

Find out more about Virtual Pig Week here