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Wohlfahrt eggs: Three generations of success
Consistency in applying the fundamentals of best business practice has kept Wohlfahrt Poultry Farm in business for three generations. This is especially important since the farm relies heavily on the human factor to get the job done. By Kate Whittle The two farms making up Wohlf...
Pig aggression can be stopped by using candies
A pig fight can be interrupted by providing more interesting alternatives. In trials in Hanover, Germany, pigs were successfully taught to respond to the sound of a feeder. The feeder in the experiment at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Hanover, Germany, included chocolate candies.The researc...
Ventilating alone is not enough – know the air flow
Optimising a good climate in pig houses is a matter of accuracy. No rule of thumb exists – requirements of a ventilation system are largely dependent on the outside climate, a pig house interior, occupancy rate as well as the air inlet system used. By Patrick van Dijk, Fancom, the Netherlands Wo...