Pig farmer and vet Charlie Thompson, Bridge House Farm, says EID is a tool he could not live without – it is helping him to manage breeding decisions, monitor performance and locate pigs with 100% accuracy. Take a look at the full article here
If there is one couple who know what they want and will achieve it, it is Lee and Geraldine Chafer. Sheer hard work and determination has allowed them to turn an initial £10,000 investment five years ago into a profitable and thriving 300-sow farrow-to-finish business.
The Judges said “With a lot of focus, hard work and determination, the Chafers have established a thriving and profitable pig business with just a £10,000 investment. Their genetic line means they have phenomenal production figures.”
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The arrival of a new breeding herd of pigs from Genesus led to the introduction of a system that can set and adjust feed levels precisely, and tailor them to each individual pen. Read all about it here
Genesus UK ran a competition at the recent Pig & Poultry Fair. Here is Thomas Piercy of York receiving his runner up prize from Genesus UK’s Tim Clarke.