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Pig Newsletter - August 2022

05 September 2022
Type Newsletter

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

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In this edition:

  • Upping the game on environmental control
    Edgar Garcia Manzanilla and Tomás Ryan discuss the need for environmental control in pig farms and the technology available for the classic temperature regulated systems but also for systems including humidity, CO2, ammonia and other measurements.
  • Spotlight on seasonal infertility
    Emer McCrum shines a spotlight on seasonal infertility, and provides some useful tips on efforts you can take to manage the problem at this time of year focusing on simple actions around lighting in sow and gilt housing.
  • Increasing feeder: pig ratio can improve performance and welfare
    Roberta Maria D'Alessio and Keelin O’Driscoll have carried out research in Moorepark Pig research Facility recently and found that increasing feeder: pig ratio can improve performance and welfare, they discuss the study and results.
  • The Pig Edge Podcast
    In the latest episode of The Pig Edge podcast, host Ciarán Carroll speaks with Barry Caslin, Bioenergy specialist at Teagasc, about energy-saving technologies that are available for use on pig farms. Listen to this episode and more here.