Veterinary monitoring system

 

  • The creation and management of an efficient animal health background is indispensable for efficient production that is in accordance with the genetic capabilities of pig stocks. Regular veterinary inspections and the systematic collection of disease related data is primarily the professional task of the vet supervising the farm, however the objective of improving production efficiency often requires data analysis and appraisal and the creation of a so-called production monitoring system regarding the comprehensive management of processes at the farm that impact animal health.

 

  • It is without doubt that in addition to pathogens, the entire farm management process (technology, feed genetics, human staff, etc.) has an impact on animal health, therefore any processes that do not function properly may eventually result in some disease. In the course of our activities we strive to analyse these processes in the fullest possible detail and to find the real reason behind the clinical symptoms witnessed at a farm.

 

  • If necessary, the programme may be complemented by farm review and appraisal tests and audits. Abattoir monitoring produces an efficient picture of the general health status of a given stock, through which problems can even be separately examined at the level of different groupings or individual organs. Additionally, supplementary laboratory testing helps identify the presence and rate of different pathogens at the farm.

 

  • The animal health monitoring system of Agrofeed Ltd. includes both on-site and external diagnostics tools, through the joint interpretation of which we are able to make recommendations regarding the improvement of production efficiency.

 

  1. Comprehensive farm review and consultancy, including regular monthly visits and reporting:
    • From shoat raising to sow keeping
    • Pregnant and nursing sows
      • condition (ultrasound testing),
      • Keeping
      • technology
      • feed audit
  2. Comprehensive analysis of artificial insemination:
    • Insemination strategies
  3. Lab equipment and sperm processing,
    • treatment 
    • inspection
    • use
  4. Inspection and appraisal of sperm samples collected at the farm:
    • morphology 
    • motility 
    • density 
    • bacterial condition appraisal, 
    • professional opinion
  5. Male pig keeping
    • feeding
    • inspection of treatment
    • Continuous monitoring of sperm samples from males using a so-called on-site “Mobile lab”:
      • Using personally collected samples
      • At any time based on samples received from our partners in mail
      • Separate monitoring and record for each male
  6. Analysis of fertility indicators, problem management (sows, female shoats):
    • Pregnancy testing (3D ultrasound imaging and appraisal),
      • training
      • inspection
      • appraisal
    • Strict barren sow management inspection; preparation of scrapping proposal
    • Successful reduction of barren days
    • Potential reasons for abortions
    • Summer insemination systems,
    • Anoestrus management strategies
  7. Organization of inseminator and breeding supervisor training and further training
  8. Hormone treatment
  9. Ovulation blockade implementation and recommendations
  10. Organization of breeding
    • Preparation of breeding plan
    • Formulation of own female shoat production at farm
    • Creation and control of dynamic farm breeding system
    • Formulation of selections, including training and animal marking (labels, tattooing)
  11. Genetics consultancy; preparation and implementation of farm genetics plan,
  12. Batch management control (weekly or 14 to 21 day systems)
  13. Dropping box consultancy and control:
    • Hygiene
    • Settling; conditional feeding
    • Farrowing preparations
    • Farrowing management and treatments
    • Piglet rescue procedures, fosterage, milk production maximizing
    • Identification and management of all potential problems prior to separation, with special regard to high fertility genetics (TOPIGS, DANBRED)
    • Farrowing training, presentations and education
  14. Management of feeding anomalies and problems together with the feeding experts of AGROFEED, including feed testing, proposals and recipes, with special regard to fertility indicators.

Our goal is the creation of a cost efficient feeding programme that is in line with the production rate of the given pig farm.

Programme elements:

  1. Basic material control
    • review of available basic materials,
    • opportunities for using new basic materials; information on market trends,
    • if necessary, basic material sampling, content analysis and quality control (toxins),
      • laboratory testing is conducted in our own lab or assigned to an external partner
    • stock management
  2. Mixing plant review
    • appraisal of technological alternatives
    • Recommendations for improving efficiency, if necessary
    • quality control of premix produced
      • ingredients, quality (acid, peroxide value, toxins)
      • grain size identification, sieve analysis
  3. Feed recipes adapted to keeping and feeding technology at the given farm, as well as genetics
    • designation of phases in consideration of technological opportunities
    • formula creation meeting up-to-date requirements
      • relying on strong international professional background support
      • use of unique nutrient parameters in recipe creation
    • preparation of unique products and preliminary mixes, if necessary
  4. Consideration of seasonal impacts, preparation of special summer proposals
  5. Continuous information on product improvement and new products
  6. Coordination and appraisal of feeding experiments