Websites about the science and practice of raising pigs and related animals (including other boars) for agricultural use.
Australian Pig Science Association
This organisation aims to provide a forum for excellence in science related to all aspects of the pig industry. Gives information on membership, conferences, publications and awards.
Basic Pig Husbandry: Gilts and Sows
Provides guidance on selection and care of gilts and sows, the mating, gestation and pre-farrowing periods, farrowing, after-farrowing care and the lactation period. [PDF]
Basic Pig Husbandry: The Boar
Provides guidance on selecting boars, mating management, feed requirements, disease control programs, detusking and reluctance to work. [PDF]
Hog Production: Modern Methods of an Ancient Task
Provides a historical account of the domestication of pigs and video clips of modern commercial pig production from farrowing, through the nursery pens to the finishing barn.
National Pig Improvement Program
Provides a service to the Australian pig industry by providing genetic evaluation services for participating purebred herds.
The Pig Journal
Produced by the UK Pig Veterinary Society, this twice yearly publication provides authoritative articles and information on pig production and health.
Prairie Swine Centre
Conducts research on behalf of western Canadian pork producers. Specializing in the areas of nutrition, swine behaviour, engineering, and environment.
Primefacts: The Grower Herd
Provides guidance on feeding growing pigs, diseases, grading and temperature control and the importance of weighing and managing the finishers. [PDF]
Primefacts: The Litter
Provides information on managing newborn piglets, fostering and artificial rearing, routine tasks and creep feeding. [PDF]
Primefacts: The Weaner
Discusses different types of weaning and their associated problems, and offers guidance on pre-weaning management, the weaning procedure and suitable weaning housing. [PDF]
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