pig farrowing 1st time

Farmer thom

Mixed Farmer
Hi guys,
I have reared pigs from 2 months until slaughter for a few years now I have recently put up a shed and I was hoping to diversify into breeding pigs if anyone has any tips or helpful contributions please let me know eg: what not to do what to do also what laws there are in the uk about pig farrowing and wet here you register them the same as you would somone else’s piglets the registering part is the tricky bit which I’m confused on anyway thanks very much


Mixed Farmer
Temptation is to over feed your gilts, try to have them ‘fit’ but not ‘fat’ it gives a lot of problems and needless pain farrowing cos they have fat lining the birth canal. This can then result in her taking it out on the piglets.... if your not there she might kill the whole litter.
Optimum for litter size and lactation is impacted most by experience in first parity.

Early moves to target wild oats

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Growers and agronomists now face the dilemma of an early application to remove competition from emerged wild oats, or holding off to allow more weeds to germinate.

Syngenta grassweeds technical manager, Georgina Wood, urges Axial Pro treatment as soon as conditions allow, once weeds are actively growing.

“That offers the chance to control wild oats more cost effectively at lower rates, whilst there is still the flexibility to tailor application rates up to 0.82 l/ha for larger or over wintered weeds and difficult situations.

“The variability of crops and situations this season means decisions for appropriate Axial Pro rates and application techniques will need to be made on a field-by-field basis,” she advised.


Miss Wood urges...