AHDB Pork is working on a series of “how to” videos covering all aspects of carrying out a Real Welfare assessment using the organisation’s iPig app.
The aim is to encourage as many people as possible to use the app, especially in light of the closure of the Real Welfare bureau service on November 1.
“We have already drawn up a list of topics and are working up the story boards so we aim to have them up and running before the bureau closes,” said AHDB Pork’s health and welfare projects co-ordinator, Katja Stoddart.
The one-minute films will cover a wide range of topics including:
- how to oversample a pen,
- setting up and amending buildings,
- reviewing data and, (for novice users),
- how to take a sample from beginning to end.
“The value of Real Welfare is reviewing the data,” said Ms Stoddart. “If vets collect it and then don’t discuss it with producers, nobody is going to get the full benefit from it.”
The closure of the bureau service means data can either be submitted using the app, for either I-phone or Android, or through the web portal.
The app is available free for both Android and I-phone.