AHDB provides new online guidance on moving and handling pigs

AHDB has launched a new area on its website providing advice to producers on best practice in moving and handling pigs. 

The section is designed to help producers understand why pigs behave in certain ways, how they respond to humans and how to handle them effectively. It includes video demonstrations, useful links and useful guidance on the essentials of stockmanship, what to consider when moving and handling pigs and facilities, such as flooring, walls and light.

You can visit the new pages HERE

“While this might be something you do on a regular basis already, the videos are well worth a watch to see if you can pick up any handy tips to make life easier and less stressful for both you and your pigs,” AHDB said.

It stressed that maintaining high standards of welfare when handling and moving livestock affects performance, carcase quality, profitability and reputation.

A podcast on the subject featuring NPA chief executive Zoe Davies, Red Tractor and Morrisons is due to be released on September 29.

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