MEDICINE CONTROL

 

Use and abuse of medicines 1/2 day course or 2 evenings

 

 

UNDERSTANDING FARROWING RATES

 

Oestrus

Anatomy

Breeding 1 day course or 4 evenings

Pregnancy

Diseases

 

 

UNDERSTANDING PRE-WEANING MORTALITY

 

Causes of pre-weaning mortality

Farrowing room layout

Farrowing routines 1 day course or 4 evenings

Nutrition of the sow and piglet

Treatment and prevention of piglet diseases

 

 

UNDERSTANDING POST-WEANING MORTALITY

 

Causes of post-weaning mortality

Nutrition of the growing/finishing pig

Basic requirements of the growing pig

Marketing the growing pig 1 day course or 4 evenings

Treatment and prevention of disease

Use of growth curves and performance targets

 

 

MAN MANAGEMENT - Getting the most out of your staff

 

A good stockperson can be a good manager

Self awareness 3/4 day course or 3 evenings

Confidence building

 

THE BASICS

 

A 2 two week course. A maximum of 4 students

Training is basic aspects of pig keeping:-

 

Farrowing house

Service house

Dry sow house

Weaner Management This course is on a farm

Recognition of healthy/sick pigs

Grow/finish management

- This can be upgraded to more advanced courses as an individual module which takes one week.

 

 

ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION

 

(a) Insemination techniques

(b) Processing of semen

(c) Collection of semen

 

 

Either three 1/2 days or 1 full day - all three sections above.

 

 

UNIT SECURITY

 

How diseases spread

Basic unit security 1 day course or 4 evenings.

Auditing the system

Recognition of major diseases of the pig