New purchasing appointment

New purchasing appointment

To help with the increasingly complex job of sourcing materials, pig housing specialist, ARM Buildings, has beefed up its buying department with the appointment of Krysia Purnell as purchasing assistant.

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Costs and benefits of higher welfare farrowing

Costs and benefits of higher welfare farrowing

Higher welfare freedom-style farrowing pens with temporary crating work well and actually improve performance in many cases, says Tim Miller, environment specialist for ARM Buildings.

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Timely reminder

Timely reminder

Pig farmers are being reminded to check carefully the set ventilation rates of pens during cold weather following routine inter-batch pressure-washing and disinfection.

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Cheers! – sows drink more in free-style pens

Comparisons of water consumption by sows in freedom-style farrowing pens with sows in conventional crates has highlighted some significant differences. Sows in free-style farrowing pens are normally provided with water-bowls whereas sows in crates tend to have nipple or bite-type drinkers.

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Extra ventilation needed for backed-up pigs

Extra ventilation needed for backed-up pigs

With overweight pigs backing up on many pig farms, an environmental specialist has made an urgent plea to pig farmers to check the ventilation systems in their finishing houses.

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High cost of freedom farrowing systems

High cost of freedom farrowing systems

Pig Farmers will face £millions in extra costs for installing new farrowing systems, according to a housing company.

“Legislation on higher welfare farrowing pens – both in the UK and the EU – is inevitable. It’s a more a question of when, not if,” says Tim Miller, environment specialist with ARM Buildings.

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Surge in demand for freedom-style farrowing pens

A huge increase in demand for freedom-style farrowing pens has been reported by Staffordshire-based ARM Buildings.  The pig-housing company will have installed between 700 and 800 places by the end of the year, says their environmental specialist, Tim Miller.

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