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Pigs BAG209 Adl - Academy For Distance Learning

ig production can be highly sophisticated or unsophisticated. This course develops a better understanding of pig biology and production.

Study level: Beginner

Duration: Different durations are available for this course

Study mode: Distance without attendance

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Academy Zone
Pig Husbandry Academy Zone

Learn pig management: for commercial production, self sufficiency, or a hobby. Pigs are kept almost exclusively for the production of meat.

Study level: Not applicable

Duration: Different durations are available for this course

Study mode: Distance without attendance | Online

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Compass Education Ltd
Guinea Pig - Certificate Compass Education Ltd

This course has been designed with the new Guinea pig owner in mind. The course is also useful for rescue centre staff or those working in the pet industry, including pet shops, pet rescue and pet boarding.

Duration: Variable - to suit the learner

Study mode: Distance without attendance

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TV Choice Ltd
Online Streaming - Pig Business: The Cost of Cheap Food TV Choice Ltd

In this shocking and provocative film, Tracy Worcester sets out to discover who's paying the true price for the cheap pork for sale in Britain's supermarkets. WHERE IT ALL STARTED: Industrialised pig farming was pioneered in America, and it's the way most supermarket pork is produced.

Study level: Not applicable

Duration: Variable - to suit the learner

Study mode: Online

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Depden Farm Shop and Training
Living the green life: introduction to smallholding Depden Farm Shop and Training

Do you have some land of your own that is not doing anything productive? Would you like to keep some livestock but don’t know the best way to start? Are you uncertain of the legalities or the paperwork needed? Or would you just like to experience a fun day on a working smallholding and learn new skills? This 1 day course is for you. What does the Introduction to Smallholding course include? We have designed this course as an introduction to smallholding for beginners and those still thinking about “Living the green life”.

Study level: Beginner

Duration: 1 day

Study mode: Short full time

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Pig Husbandry ACS Distance Education

There are 9 lessons in this course that include: 1) Introduction Background to pig raising - Pig Farming, Pig Husbandry terms, Hybrids in pig farming, Pig breeds, Pig Production systems, Building systems, Environmental controls, Building materials, Floors, Pig pens, Waterers and feeders, Fencing, Waste water treatment using reed beds, Water flow, Anaerobic ponds, Suitable plants; 2) Breeding and selection - Heritability in pigs, Testing pig performance, Points for selection, Pure breeding, Cross breeding, Crossbreeding systems, Single cross, Back crossing, Rotational crossing, Hybrid breeding, Artificial insemination, Animal selection; 3) Feeding Pigs - Types of rations, Energy requirements, Protein requirements, Mineral requirements, Vitamin requirements, Digestive system, Understanding feeding, Feeding on pasture; 4) Pig diseases - General health problems, Management practices, Notifiable pig diseases, Some major diseases affecting all pigs, Diseases affecting sows, Diseases of growing and fattening pigs, Handling and restraining pigs, Vices in pigs, Summary of pig diseases, Pre-weaning period, Post-weaning period, Breeder pigs; 5) Managing the boar - Selecting a boar, Housing, Feeding, Health, Breeding; 6)Managing the sow and litter - Selection of gilts, Housing, Feeding, Weaning, Ovulation, During pregnancy, Before farrowing, Farrowing, Lactation, After farrowing, Management of the suckling pig, Marking Pigs and Ear Notching, Points to consider at weaning; 7) Management of Fattening pigs - Feeding fatteners, Housing, Transporting to market, Cuts of pig meat; 8) Economics and records - Efficiency factors, Gross output, Records, Pig Calendar, Pig Ration, Pig Register, Sow Record; 9) Managing a Piggery - Research innovative practices, Evaluate the production performance of a specified piggery.

Study level: Not applicable

Duration: 100 hours

Study mode: Distance without attendance

Practical Pig Husbandry Kingston Maurward College

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the knowledge and practical skills necessary for looking after outdoor pigs. It will cover handling, housing, feeding, welfare, breeding, health, marketing, waste management and relevant legislation.

Study level: Beginner

Duration: 6 weeks

Study mode: Part time evening

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