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Even though you are a professional, you know these situations that you want to check if you are right in what you see and think. How wonderful to have our (online) book to consult and refresh your knowledge. Pig Signals is your comprehensive guide to help get better results within your own pigfarming business.
What do the pigs tell you when you take a closer look?
The lying behaviour of pigs can tell you a lot about the climate in a barn. Are they close? It may be too cold. Are they concentrated at a specific spot? There might be some draft wind in the barn. Are they lying at the grids? It might be too hot.
Pig Signals will teach you how to use the pigs' behaviour in your daily management.
Our Signals concept is based on three basic questions:
1. What do I see (hear, feel, smell, taste)? What’s the signal? (LOOK)
2. How did this happen? What’s the explanation? (THINK)
3. What am I supposed to do? Is it okay or should I take action? (ACT)
Science made practical
Pig Signals is a reference guide in which most facts can be found. We've made the science practically applicable, based on issues a pig farmer encounters on a daily basis. If you determine what effect you can have on the behaviour of the pigs and evaluate that, this method can provide you with ways to make rapid progress.
The true art is learning to see, interpret and correctly respond to the signals you come across in practical situations.
If you only look at technical indicators (daily growth, feed and water use, losses, etc.), you might miss important signals from your pigs and their environment. So, always use all your senses. Embed this in your daily routine.
This allows you to pick up signals better and more consciously. Learn what normal behaviour is by looking at it as often and as objectively as possible. Once you know what’s normal, you will be able to recognise abnormalities and prevent operational blindness.
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