Pigs

Agribiz provides veterinary, consulting, research, nutrition, animal welfare, hygiene and biosecurity services to leading animal agri-businesses and service providers worldwide. 

General and Operations Management

 

  • Advice on sales and marketing strategies

  • Advice on financial reporting to manage piggery operations

  • Benchmark KPI’s of leading piggery operations

  • Analysis of product mix, margins and optimisation of profit

  • Value adding, packaging and marketing of products

  • Operational planning

 

 

Veterinary Services

 

  • Disease diagnostics and epidemiology

  • Advice on veterinary medicines, vaccines and health programs

  • Low / no antibiotic usage programs and strategies

  • Biosecurity inspections and programs

  • Hygiene inspections and programs

  • Animal welfare inspections and programs

 

 

Marketing and Supply Chain Management

 

  • Supply chain audits and support services

  • Complete supply chain supporting services, including marketing and management advice and supply chain audits, e.g. product mix, margin analysis and optimisation of profit

  • Value adding of products, packaging and marketing

  • Recall and traceability systems

 

Nutrition Services

 

  • Nutritional inspections of piggeries

  • Least cost ration formulations to optimise profitability

  • Optimising practices in feed mills including feed storage and logistics

  • Optimising feed texture and pig performance

  • Selection of feed milling equipment

  • Raw material and finished feed ingredient analysis

Piggery Operations / Farm Management

 

  • Advice of improving the efficiency and effectiveness of all stages of pork production – breeding, farrowing, weaning, feed mills, finishing, logistics, processing

  • Advice on developing leading methods for farming pigs to optimise profitability and liveability

  • Advice regarding facilities, shed controllers and farming equipment

  • Assessment of the capability of farm management and staff

  • Advice regarding pig comfort and shed micro-environments

  • Advice on improving feed efficiency and live weight productivity

 

Greenfield Developments / Business Expansion / Project Management

 

  • Project management of large integrations from concept / prefeasibility / feasibility / scoping / financial control systems / market access / site selection / approvals / tenders / construction / commissioning of complete pork supply chains

  • Design of breeder farms farrowing sheds, feed mills, weaner and grower sheds / farms and pork processing plants

  • The design of modern piggeries including specifications for buildings, services, roadways, fences, security, drainage etc.

  • The design of sheds including specifications for shed dimensions, farming equipment, feed and water storage, services, alarms, controllers, insulation, heating, cooling and ventilation

  • Preparation of building and development applications

  • Advice on environment and farming information systems

  • Site based management environment plans

  • Best practice management of odour, effluent and solid waste materials

  • Advice on sustainability, energy management and biogas systems 

 

 

Quality and Inspection Services

 

  • Piggeries, feed mills and processing plants

  • HACCP, GMP, quality manuals, hygiene, biosecurity plans and audits

  • Standard Work Instructions, staff training and internal controls

  • Abattoir hygiene standards and inspections

  • Quality Assurance programs for export approva

Animal Production and Animal Welfare Research

 

  • Optimising the growth rate and feed efficiency of pigs

  • Addressing animal welfare concerns

  • Monitoring of animal production environments

  • Measurement of animal welfare during transport and in holding yards

Production Manager / Pig Farmer Training

 

  • Minimum, transitional and maximum ventilation systems

  • Understanding negative pressure ventilation

  • Monitoring of pig comfort levels

  • The zone of thermo-neutrality

  • Reading and using psychometric charts

  • Temperature and Humidity Index

  • How to operate evaporative cool pads effectively

  • Clinical signs of illness

  • Optimising the management of shed controllers

  • Toxic gases in piggeries

  • Heat transfer and piggery sheds

  • Understanding how to read local weather data

  • Measuring the air speed through inlets, pads and within sheds

  • The effective management of pits

  • Developing effective biosecurity programs

  • Developing effective animal welfare programs

  • Assessing piglet quality

  • Monitoring pig health during the batch

  • The selection and management of floors and pend

  • Developing effective hygiene programs

  • Achieving high weaning weights

  • Optimising finishing growth rates

  • All in / All out farming versus multi-age farming

  • Feeding practices at pickup

  • Lighting programs for  pigs

  • Optimising feed and water intake of pigs

  • How to understand and calculate pork industry KPI’s

  • Pig anatomy

  • Humane euthanasia of pigs

  • Understanding and monitoring pig comfort

  • Pig health workshop for farm managers

  • Understanding vaccination programs and immunity