When you have completed this course, you will be able to:
SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1
Identify the different breeds used in commercial pig farming as well as the hybrid breeds which are used in the industry.
SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2
Understand the importance of all types of breeding systems in modern pig farming.
SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3
Understand and implement the appropriate nutritional requirements for a pig production system.
SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4
Ensure the best feeding regimes are implemented and understood to ensure efficient pig production.
SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5
Understand and implement the correct housing requirements for a modern piggery.
SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6
Management and feeding of the pig breeding stock, sows and their litters.
SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7
Feeding and management of the fattening pigs.
SPECIFIC OUTCOME 8
Identify and treat pig diseases.
SPECIFIC OUTCOME 9
Understand the importance of the economics of pig production to remain competitive.