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Pioneering practical pig app is launched
A NEW Practical Pig app featuring short video clips which demonstrate practical management techniques on-farm has been launched by BPEX.
Knowledge transfer manager at BPEX Angela Cliff said: “It’s an exciting new tool for the pig industry. It uses the visual power of videos to demonstrate important everyday tasks, and what’s great is that managers and stockmen can use the app while they’re out and about on their farms.
“The clips explain why tasks are done in a certain way and what impact they can have on pig productivity.
Attention to detail is essential on every unit to improve pig performance.”
The app is available free for smartphone and tablet users and the videos are also available to download on to a PC from the BPEX website at bpex.org.uk.
The extensive library of video clips currently covers both indoor and outdoor breeding herd production, with more clips being added regularly.
“If there is something producers would like to be added, please let the knowledge transfer team know,"
Angela said. “It’s a dynamic video library we can build to suit producers’ needs.”
Breeding herd management has been covered first, as part of the Breed +3 initiative, and filming for finishing unit management clips is due to start in autumn 2013.
Go to practicalpig.bpex.org.uk to download the app, or to download the videos on a PC.
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