Practical Pig app content doubled

The BPEX Practical Pig app has doubled in size with a new range of video clips added for the wean-to-finish herd.

There are more than 40 new videos demonstrating practical tasks, from preparing weaner accommodation to feed and water checks, ventilation, pig handling and selecting pigs for sale.

These are in addition to the 50 clips on breeding herd management that were produced for the app’s launch last year. It has already been downloaded more than 1,200 times by smartphone or tablet computer users, and a further 2,600 people have viewed the video clips on the internet.

BPEX knowledge transfer manager Angela Cliff said it was exciting to see how many producers and stockmen were trying our app and how useful they were finding it as a training tool.

“You can use it in-situ out on the unit so supervisors can watch the video clips with staff and discuss key points in the context of their particular unit – as was seen recently on the BBC Look East news programme recently,” she added.

To download the app, free, for smartphone or tablet computer, go to http://play.google.com or www.apple.com and search for BPEX Practical Pig app. Or, to download the videos on a PC or laptop, go to http://practicalpig.bpex.org.uk

Ad if producers want to see additional videos added to the app, they should contact the BPEX knowledge transfer team, which can arange for new content to be added.

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