Colder weather could be a blessing for pig farmers with naturally-ventilated straw-based finishing houses. On some farms there has been an endless round of mucking out dirty bedding because the pigs’ dunging habits have been reversed.
Following the increased interest by pig farmers in information communication technology and real-time monitoring on pig farms, Farmex is rebranding all its data services under the Barn Report Pro banner. It will be dropping the Guardian Action name currently used for some of its services.
Mark Hodgkinson has been appointed contracts manager for Staffordshire-based ARM Buildings. Previously senior site foreman, and with over 30 years’ experience, he is amply qualified for this position and is already well-known among many pig farmers.