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Pigs BAG209 Adl - Academy For Distance Learning

ig production can be highly sophisticated or unsophisticated.

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.

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.

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.

Study level: Not applicable

Duration: Variable - to suit the learner

Study mode: Online

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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

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Practical Pig Husbandry Kingston Maurward College

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the knowledge and practical skills necessary for looking after outdoor pigs.

Study level: Beginner

Duration: 6 weeks

Study mode: Part time evening

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