Intensive Pig Production

Intensive Pig Production

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Pig production is a highly competitive business which demands increasingly intensive methods and innovative thinking. Good environmental design and management is essential to combine profitability and high productivity with animal health and welfare. The book, a source book and reference designed for students, pig farmers and farm building consultants, sets out the principles of environmental design and management for intensive pig production systems in whichever part of the world these may occur. It explains the basic principles leading to the choice of housing and includes practical recommendations to show how future requirements should be planned.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 608 pages
  • 150 x 230mm | 1,425g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0246112344
  • 9780246112347

Table of contents

Of pigs and men; The pig's response to the thermal environment; The pig's influence on its climatic environment; Ventilation; Insulation; Heating and cooling; Space and place; Floors, injuries and discomfort; Feeding and watering systems; Copronomy - the management of excreta; Housing gilts, boars and mating facilities; Housing the sow through gestation; Paturition and lactation; Housing the pig from weaning to slaughter; Planning the pig unit.show more