My time with ForFarmers is flying by. We plan to fit in as much as we can in the last 3 months of my placement, including farm visits and mill tours.
This month I’ve continued attending weekly farm visits to help tag piglets for our latest VIDA trial which is looking into feeding starter feed pre-weaning via two different methods. I’ve been enjoying working alongside the customer and will be following the piglets up to 35kg, which will take me to the end of my placement.
I’ve had the opportunity to talk to lots of UK outdoor pig producers on a one-to-one basis. This is to gain a greater understanding on their perspective and approach to feeding starter feed outdoors when the piglets are still on the sow. I was highly appreciative of the friendliness, interest, and willingness from the participants. I look forward to having the survey results back and analysing them next month.