Training Materials

 

Multimedia Packages      Audiovisuals and Kits      Manuals and Booklets

 


This listing includes multimedia training packages, audiovisuals, kits, manuals, and educational booklets. With the exception of the Pig ProHand program the following materials are available for a loan through the National Agricultural Library (NAL).


Patrons interested in obtaining these materials are encouraged to initiate interlibrary loans through their local libraries. Please visit the National Agricultural Library Document Delivery Service at http://www.nal.usda.gov/borrow-materials for information on lending policies and restrictions.


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The inclusion of trade, firm, or corporation names in this section is for the information and convenience of the reader. Listing of a product does not constitute an official endorsement or approval by the USDA, Agricultural Research Service of any product or service to the exclusion of others that may be suitable.



Multimedia Packages


Pig Enterprise CD ROM Multimedia Training Package

http://www.thepigsite.com/backroom/166/pig-enterprise-training-cds

 

An interactive CD-ROM jointly developed by the University of Aberdeen, Garth Veterinary Group, the Meat and Livestock Commission, the National Pig Association and the University of Newcastle, with additional assistance from the Agskills training group. There are three main elements to the training package: stockmanship and husbandry, health management, and cost effective feeding strategies. Photos and video clips of a variety of outdoor pig production systems are reviewed. Practical hints for managing pigs in cold, hot, and wet weather conditions are included. A comprehensive and high quality training tool.


A second CD is available that is more advanced and is targeted at unit managers and includes: staff management, financial planning, food safety, biosecurity, legislation, and product quality. The CD-ROM format consists of self assessments, skills exercises, questionnaires, feedback, video footage, pictorials and guidelines. All exercises are self-paced and require only basic computer skills.

NAL Call No.: SF395 P544 2000.

Keywords: multimedia, instructional materials, self paced, housing, health, stockmanship, husbandry.

 

Pig ProHand Training Program

http://www.monashcommercial.com

Monash Commercial PTY LTD, PO Box 3B, Monash University,Victoria 3800, Australia

Tel: +613 9905 9910, Fax: +613 9905 9911, E-mail: inquires@monashcommercial.com


This program is presented as a multimedia package with an interactive CD ROM, videos, and group discussions facilitated by a trainer. Stockpeople can individually undertake the program in a non-threatening setting and progress through the modules at their individual paces with review and checks on progress. The CD ROM includes a series of reviews and discussions on experimental and field-based research with video footage that identifies both appropriate and inappropriate behaviours by stockpeople towards pigs, and fear responses in pigs.


The program is normally facilitated by a qualified trainer to about 6 stockpeople per session, but it is also suitable in a smaller group setting. The program takes about 9 hours to complete. It is structured around a first session of 6 hours and a revision session several weeks later to reinforce the principles learned in the first session. Video and written material summarizing the key concepts together with posters, promotional material, and a newsletter are provided for revision and reinforcement of the key messages.

Pig ProHand is not currently a stand alone self-study program. It is currently offered by licensed trainers who are themselves trained by the inventors. The trainers then offer it to small groups of trainees in a group training session. A follow-up session is then re-convened some time later for reinforcement to ensure that the lessons have been absorbed into the behavioral patterns of the stockpeople. Pig ProHand is suitable for offer by a training center to maximize its benefits.


Pre-Slaughter Handling of Pigs

SLU, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Box 234, S-53223

Skara, Sweden

Tel: +46-511-67000, Fax: +46-511-67268, E-mail: Anne.Algers@lmv.slu.se

 

A multi-media teaching program developed through collaboration between the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Cornell University and University of Guelph. The program addresses three major concerns: increasing public concern related with animal welfare; meat quality concerns as a result of poor pre-slaughter handling; and the importance of food safety.


The program should be of interest to students as well as professionals dealing with the handling procedure of slaughter animals and meat quality. It is designed for use in formal educational settings, in distance learning programs and in training programs for professionals. Seven modules cover the following disciplines: legislation, behavior, stress, physiology, handling, animal welfare, meat quality, and meat microbiology/ hygiene.

NAL Call No.: SF395 P74 2001.

Keywords: training materials, animal welfare, meat quality, hygiene, legislation, literature review.


Reproductive Management of Pigs: Guides and Problem Solving

http://www.susmultimedia.com/

SUS Multimedia Publications

P.O. Box 5332, Fargo, ND 58105-5332, USA

E-mail: support@susmultimedia.com

 

This CD-ROM can be used as a self paced on-farm training tool for breeding herd managers and others. It is organized into two main parts: the problem solving area and guides to breeding herd management. The solving known problems section of the CD allows users to select a problem from a categorized list and then investigate its most likely causes and solutions. If a user cannot identify a problem within their herd, they can enter the identifying and solving problems section of the CD, which will lead them through a decision-tree. Lists of likely causes and solutions are then provided.


To improve specific management practices throughout the reproductive cycle, to solve longer-term problems, to aid strategic planning, and to facilitate training of personnel, users can enter the guides to breeding herd management. These guides offer best-practice management advice for each stage of the pig’s life.

NAL Call No.: SF396.9 R47 2000.

Keywords: reproductive management, decision making tool, problem solving, breeding, herd management.



Audiovisuals and Kits


Alternative Housing for Gestating Sows [videocassette]. Guelph, Ontario, Canada: Ontario Pork; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA); Guelph, Ontario, Canada: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Agricultural Adaptation Council; Fergus, Ontario, Canada: LP Production Audio Video Services; 2002; 1/2", 40 min.; Includes one handout.


Farm managers at three different farms using loose housing for dry sows discuss feeding methods, use of straw for bedding and/or enrichment, vaccinating sows, estrus detection, pregnancy checking, labor, muck handling, and building design. Managers share what they like about their current housing systems and what they would change in the future.


The video concludes with a segment comparing costs of the three farm systems featured with a traditional stall barn. A handout is included that provides design layouts for sow barns at the three farms and adjustments for barn sizes containing 100, 300, and 1000 sows.

NAL Call No.: Videocassette no. 3260.

Keywords: sows, loose housing, husbandry, straw, enrichment, partially slatted flooring, pens, space allowance, feeding systems, watering systems, ventilation, labor, cost comparison.


Artificial Insemination: Striving for Perfection [videocassette]. Lubbock, TX: CEV Multimedia, Ltd.; 199?; 1/2" VHS, 17 min.


Produced by National Pork Producers, this videotape details information presented during their artificial insemination training seminars. Vital factors discussed include proper procedures, safety, hygiene, temperature control and contamination control. A video quiz is included.

NAL Call No.: Videocassette no. 3210.

Keywords: boars, sows, artificial insemination, semen evaluation, collection methods.


Caring for Pigs: Stockperson Training [videocassette] Victoria, Australia: Victorian Department of Agriculture, 1992, 9 min, 1/2", VHS. (available from AITEX International PTY LTD)


Caring for pigs requires special attention to their welfare. Examples are given of good stockmanship and welfare during routine maintenance, with indicators to assess welfare and guidelines for appropriate action.

NAL Call No.: Videocassette no. 3221.

Keywords: welfare, stockmanship, human animal relationships, moving pigs, loading pigs.


Dry Sow Housing: Alternative Systems [videocassette]. London, United Kingdom: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (formerly MAFF); 1996; 1/2" VHS, 21 min.


The use of close confinement stalls and tether systems to house sows were banned in the UK in 1999. In an effort to meet sow welfare requirements a number of alternative housing options have been implemented. This video highlights some of the main features of straw based loose housing systems for small and large sow groupings. In addition a number of feeding systems are reviewed including manual, floor dump, trickle, and spin. Labor requirements and manure handling methods are also discussed.

NAL Call No.: Videocassette no. 3220.

Keywords: sows, housing, alternatives, loose housing, straw based, large groups, small groups, mixing, aggression, flooring, concrete, feeding systems, labor, waste removal.


Field Trip: Swine Production [videocassette]. Lubbock, TX: CEV Multimedia, Ltd.; 1994; 1/2" VHS, 47 min.


Visit the Texas division of National Hog Farms, whose state-of-the-art facilities house more than 17,000 sows, yielding 350,000 marketable pigs per year. Three phases of production including breeding, farrowing, and finishing are featured. Housing, handling, disease control, ventilation, immunization and waste management are reviewed. A quiz is included.

NAL Call No.: Videocassette no. 3214.

Keywords: large farm, intensive production, confinement operation, tour of farm, breeding, farrowing, finishing, facility design, herd health management.


Good Health Manual for Pigs [kit]. Kingston, Australia: Pig Research and Development Corporation; 1995, 1/2", VHS, 20 min, 10 min, 6 min. Includes two manuals and two videocassettes. (available from AITEX International PTY LTD)


This kit contains three video segments and two manuals that enable producers, with the aid of their veterinarians, to learn how to identify health problems, determine probable causes, administer treatment, and take steps to prevent recurrence. Common diseases are reviewed as well as procedures for administering medicines including proper injection techniques.

NAL Call No.: SF971 G67 1995.

Keywords: training kit, disease identification, post mortem exams, administering medications, proper injection techniques.

 

How to Decrease Piglet Mortality [videocassette]. Victoria, Australia: Victorian Department of Agriculture, 1990?, 19 min, 1/2", VHS. (available from PigWorld, Inc.).


This video reviews the care of sows before, during and after farrowing. Practical descriptions on saving piglets with splay legs, managing weak piglets, milking colostrum from sows, fostering piglets, and controlling diseases such as scours and arthritis are presented.

NAL Call No.: Videocassette no. 3222.

Keywords: farrowing, preparation, assisting with births, sow health, piglet health, disease prevention.


Human/Pig Behaviour [videocassette]. Victoria, Australia: Victorian Department of Agriculture, 199?, 13 min, 1/2", VHS. (available from PigWorld, Inc.).


The importance of human/pig interactions is reviewed. Examples of positive and negative handling techniques are presented. The importance of proper facility design and understanding the perception and behavior of pigs is discussed.

NAL Call No.: Videocassette no. 2601.

Keywords: pig behavior, visual perception, stockmanship, human animal relationships, handling methods.


Injection Techniques for Swine [videocassette]. Des Moines, IA: National Pork Producers Council; Pork Quality Assurance Video Series - #1; 1996; 1/2" VHS, 17 min. Includes booklet, guide, and quiz.


Covers medication types, injection sites, routes of administration, restraint methods, and needle size and gauge.
NAL Call No.: Videocassette no. 2359.

Keywords: techniques, injection, restraint.


Low Stress Handling of Pigs [videocassette]. Fort Collins, Colorado: Grandin Livestock Handling System, Inc.; 1998, 1/2" VHS, 30min.


Dr. Temple Grandin, livestock handling expert, discusses behavioral principles which will help improve swine productivity and preserve meat quality. Moving pigs, loading pigs, reducing heat stress, PSE, and safe boar handling are topics covered. Ideal tool for training employees on pig farms and for teaching in swine production classes.

NAL Call No.: Videocassette no. 3218.

Keywords: moving, loading, transport of pigs, stress, boar handling.


Mating [videocassette]. Victoria, Australia: Victorian Department of Agriculture, 199?, 20 min, 1/2", VHS. (available from PigWorld, Inc.).


Estrus detection methods are demonstrated using the boar and/or back-pressure test. A new approach to the housing of gilts and sows to improve mating management is presented. Proper technique for hand mating pigs is demonstrated.

NAL Call No.: Videocassette no. 3223.

Keywords: reproduction, mating, estrus detection, housing.


Mating and Reproduction [kit]. Kingston, Australia: Pig Research and Development Corporation; 1994, 1/2", VHS, 7.5 min. Includes manual, guide, and worksheets. (available from AITEX International PTY LTD)


Practical information on the 10 Must Do’s of swine mating and reproduction is presented in an educational kit. Kit comes with a manual, laminated pocket size quick reference guide, training guide, and a 7.5-minute video with tutorial. Full of proven information on “best practices” to improve the reproduction rate of the herd.

NAL Call No.: Videocassette no. 3212.

Keywords: training kit, reproductive performance, evaluation, estrus detection, artificial insemination.


Piglet Techniques: Weaner Diseases [videocassette]. Victoria, Australia: Victorian Department of Agriculture, 199?, 14 min, 1/2", VHS. (available from PigWorld, Inc.).


This video describes teeth-clipping, tail docking, iron injections, ear notching, treatment of splaylegs, and cross-fostering management techniques for piglets. A second section of the video reviews treatment and prevention of weaner scours, Strep. suis and arthritis.

NAL Call No.: Videocassette no. 3224.

Keywords: nursery pigs, weaner pigs, management practices, disease prevention.


Pork Quality Assurance [kit]. National Pork Producers Council: Des Moines, Iowa; 1994. Includes 1 videocassette, 2 booklets, 1 set of self-assessment materials, 1 calendar.


A learning program designed to teach hog farmers the proper use of veterinary drugs. Two booklets contain the texts of the three learning modules. A videotape is used with learning module three. Issues discussed include: food safety, illegal drug residues, HACCP, drug regulators such as the FDA, EPA and FSIS, medicated feeds, mixing guidelines, and GMP (Good Management Practices).

NAL Call No.: Kit no. 278.

Keywords: pork quality assurance, FDA, veterinary drug residues, law and legislation, United States.


Practical Outdoor Pig Production [videocassette]. Ipswich, UK: Farming Press Videos.
Distributed in N. America by Diamond Farm Enterprises, Alexandria Bay, NY; 1993; 1/2" VHS, 40 min.


This video features examples of breeding units. Basic requirements, essential services, housing, equipment, record keeping, and integration with other farming enterprises are covered.
NAL Call No.: Videocassette no. 1912.

Keywords: breeding, housing, record keeping.


Proper Pig Handling for Markets and Packers [videocassette]. Bowling Green, KY: Livestock Conservation Institute; 1997; 1/2" VHS


This video demonstrates how to handle pigs at livestock markets and at the packing plant in order to increase pork quality. Provides information on product consistency, understanding and concern for animals, stress reduction, flight zone, range of vision, point of balance, handling equipment maintenance, loading and unloading, lighting, handling stressed pigs, and handling prior to stunning. The video is bilingual (English and Spanish).
NAL Call No.: Videocassette no. 2673.

Keywords: handling, livestock markets, packing plants, loading.


Stimulus Response [videocassette]. Cambridge, UK: The Association for the Study of Animal Behavior, Department of Biological Sciences, Homerton College; 1996; 1/2" VHS, 33 min.


Using a variety of farm animal species, the teaching video examines the five steps of stimulus response. Steps include stimulus perception, the response of physiological receptors, coordination of the response, effector response, and behavioral response. The video is geared toward high school and undergraduate college levels and is a collaborative effort between the Universities of Bristol and Cambridge.

NAL Call No.: Videocassette no. 2350.

Keywords: behavior, welfare, learning principles, nervous system, psychology, teaching tool.


Stockperson Training Course: Trainers Manual [kit]. Kingston, Australia: Pig Research and Development Corporation; 1997, 1/2", VHS, 1 hr.,17 min. Includes notebook. (available from AITEX International PTY LTD)


Video contains live footage of swine being handled on the farm in both positive and negative ways. Handling of pigs when moving from place to place as well as handling during mating is presented. Video comes with a notebook for Trainers and Trainees that contains six training modules: stock sense and welfare; handling pigs, farrowing management and preweaming mortality; estrus detection and mating management; weaner health, and grower/finisher management.

NAL Call No.: SF395 S65 1997.

Keywords: instructional materials, welfare, handling, stockmanship, human animal relationship.


Swine Abnormalities [videocassette]. Lubbock, TX: CEV Multimedia, Ltd.; 1987; 1/2" VHS, 26 min.


Extensive abnormalities in swine are provided using live examples. Examples of pigs with skin and hair abnormalities (sarctopic mange, wrinkling, swirls), skeletal structure abnormalities (weak pasterns, sickle hocked, missing vertebrae), reproductive abnormalities (vaginal prolapse, infantile genitalia, cryptorchidism), and digestive system abnormalities (rectal prolapse, artresia ani), are presented. A video quiz is included.

NAL Call No.: Videocassette no. 3217.

Keywords: disease, genetic defects, system disorders, skeletal disorders, evaluation.


Swine Breeds ID [videocassette]. Lubbock, TX: CEV Multimedia, Ltd.; 1995; 1/2" VHS, 21 min.


Swine Breeds is a visually-packed presentation detailing 16 breeds of swine: Berkshire, Hampshire, Poland China, Spotted Poland China, Duroc, Chester White, Yorkshire, Landrace, Hereford, Pietrain, Red Waddle, Mulefoot, Yucatan, Ossabaw Island, Tamworth and Gloucester Old Spot. The history of these breeds, their specific traits and origin is presented. In addition important terminology (such as barrow, carcass merit, growth rate, insular dwarfism) is reviewed. A supplement is included.

NAL Call No.: Videocassette no. 3213.

Keywords: swine breeds, characteristics, history, recognition of.


Swine Handling for Pork Producers [videocassette]. Des Moines, IA: National Pork Producers Council; Pork Quality Assurance Video Series - #3; 1996; 1/2" VHS, 15 min. Includes a manual and quiz. Available online at http://www.pork.org


The effect of proper handling on meat quality, methods of handling pigs based on pig behavior, facility design, and loading for transport are reviewed in this video.
NAL Call No.: Videocassette no. 2332.

Keywords: handling, behavior, loading, meat quality, facility design.


Swine Handling and Transportation [videocassette]. Madison, WI: Livestock Conservation Institute; 1989?; 1/2" VHS, 21 min.


Dr. Temple Grandin describes basic principles of pig behavior. Swine vision, flight zones, reactions to noise, and following behavior, are reviewed. Handling and transportation practices that reduce bruising, decrease injury, and increase efficiency are also discussed.
NAL Call No.: Videocassette no. 1593.

Keywords: handling, transport, behavior, injury prevention.


Swine Handling and Transportation: Video Training Kit [kit]. Bowling Green, KY: < /p>

National Institute for Animal Agriculture; 2001; 1/2" VHS, 20 min. Includes booklet.


This video training kit presents information on proper swine handling and transportation. Video contains both English and Spanish versions and is accompanied by a bilingual facilitator guide. The booklet and video are designed to show and explain proper pig handling techniques. Video contains live footage of swine being loaded and transported from the farm.

NAL Call No.: Videocassette no. 3211.

Keywords: training kit, handling, moving pigs, loading, proper facilities, behavior, visual perception.


Swine Handling for Transporters [videocassette]. Des Moines, IA: National Pork Producers Council; Pork Quality Assurance Video Series - #4; 1996; 1/2" VHS, 17 min. Includes manual, guide, quiz, and laminated adverse weather chart. Available online at http://www.pork.org


The effect of proper handling during loading and transport on meat quality is explored. Transport guidelines for adverse weather conditions included.
NAL Call No.: Videocassette no. 2333.

Keywords: handling, meat quality, loading, transport, weather.


Swine Housing and Well-being [videocassette] Des Moines, IA: National Pork Board; co-sponsored by the U.S.Dept. of Agriculture, The Cooperative State Research Education Extension Service; 2002; 1/2" VHS. Includes a series of three videocassettes.


Video recordings from meeting sessions held during P.O.R.K. Academy 2002, an educational workshop intended for swine producers. Presentations from researchers, government, and industry representatives covering stockmanship and training, practical sow housing and system design, and consumer perspectives are presented.

NAL Call No.: Videocassette No. 3259.

Keywords: ethics, stockmanship, welfare, training, resources, housing.


Swine Housing and Well-being [sound recording]. Des Moines, IA: National Pork Board; co-sponsored by the U.S.Dept. of Agriculture, The Cooperative State Research Education Extension Service; 2002. Includes a series of three audiotapes.


Audio tape recordings from meeting sessions held during P.O.R.K. Academy 2002, an educational workshop intended for swine producers. Presentations from researchers, government, and industry representatives covering stockmanship and training, practical sow housing and system design, and consumer perspectives are presented.

NAL Call No.: Videocassette No. 403.

Keywords: ethics, stockmanship, welfare, training, resources, housing.


Swine Learning Laboratory Kit [kit]. Columbus, Ohio: Ohio State University; Curriculum Materials Service; 1994. Includes 1/2" VHS videocassette, guide, charts, diagrams, posters, duffle bag.


This resource kit contains: situation/ task statements, charts and diagrams, identification tags and instructions, Educators’ Curriculum Guide, Critical Points of Quality Assurance and Animal Care video, animal medication product label and insert posters, color retail meat identification photos, color breed identification prints with name tags and trait descriptions; animal skeleton structure poster, ear notching pig head diagram, wholesale meat cut poster, animal handling and management poster. All printed materials are laminated for durability. A duffle bag is included for easy transport of learning materials to offsite locations such as farms, fair grounds, or class rooms. Suitable teaching aid for use with 4-H, FFA, and other youth agricultural organizations.

NAL Call No.: Kit no. 404.

Keywords: instructional materials, youth, breed identification, quality assurance, retail meat cuts, pig identification, handling.


Swine Management Practices I [videocassette]. Lubbock, TX: CEV Multimedia, Ltd.; 1995; 1/2" VHS, 18 min.

This video reviews swine characteristics, housing, and management of sows and piglets during farrowing. Includes a summary, quizzes, and answers on a supplemental CD.
NAL Call No.: Videocassette no. 2578.

Keywords: management practices, farrowing, housing.


Swine Management Practices II [videocassette]. Lubbock, TX: CEV Multimedia, Ltd.; 1995; 1/2" VHS, 19 min.


Techniques for processing baby pigs including tooth clipping, tail docking, iron injections, ear notching, and castration are presented. Segments on weaning, feeding, finishing, and paint branding are included. Includes summary, quizzes, and answers.
NAL Call No.: Videocassette No. 2579.

Keywords: management practices, processing litters, identification.

Manuals and Booklets


Artificial Insemination of Pigs: Trainers Manual [notebook] Kingston, Australia: Pig Research and Development Corporation; 1997, (available from AITEX International PTY LTD).


Knowledge of swine physiology and the use of proper techniques are necessary for a successful on farm artificial insemination program. This notebook contains training manuals for Trainers and Trainees with modules on advantages of artificial insemination, perceived disadvantages of artificial insemination, other technologies, reproductive tract of the sow, and physiology of reproduction in the sow. Estrus detections methods and techniques used to inseminate sows are reviewed.

NAL Call No.: SF396.9 L96 1997.

Keywords: instructional materials, reproductive physiology, breeding, artificial insemination, estrus detection.


Effluent and Housing: Trainers Manual [notebook] Kingston, Australia: Pig Research and

Development Corporation; 1997. (available from AITEX International PTY LTD).


This training manual for Trainers only, covers the following modules: housing design principles, water and cooling, building components, pen design, handling and PSE, effluent planning and pre-treatment of, and effluent treatment and land application. Standard commercial housing designs are used.

NAL Call No.: SF396.3 T39 1997.

Keywords: instructional materials, housing, design, heating,, cooling, waste management.


Farrowing: Trainers Manual [notebook] Kingston, Australia: Pig Research and Development Corporation; 1997. Slide set included. (available from AITEX International PTY LTD).


Performance benchmarks are set to measure progress and identify problems that arise in production. Record keeping provides information required to set or change benchmarks. This notebook contains training manuals for Trainers and Trainees with modules on farrowing house targets, pre farrowing management, sow and environment, farrowing management and preweaning mortality, and post farrowing management. A slide set is included of various types of farrowing crate designs and farrowing huts.

NAL Call No.: SF396.3 P66 1997.

Keywords: instructional materials, sows, gilts, farrowing, management, housing.


Health: Trainers Manual [notebook] Kingston, Australia: Pig Research and Development Corporation; 1997. (available from AITEX International PTY LTD).


Keeping good records, recording diseases, and setting realistic targets are important in any swine herd health program. This notebook contains training manuals for Trainers and Trainees with modules on the cost of disease, herd health, medication and hygiene, grower/finisher health, respiratory disease complex, reproductive failure, destruction, disposal, and post mortems.

NAL Call No.: SF971 C37 1997.

Keywords: instructional materials, herd health, disease, mortality, post mortem exams.


Herd Manager: Trainers Manual [notebook] Kingston, Australia: Pig Research and Development Corporation; 1997. (available from AITEX International PTY LTD).


This notebook was developed for swine managers. It contains training manuals for Trainers and Trainees with modules on decision making, cost of production, stockmanship and animal welfare, matings and farrowing, nutrition and feeding, herd health, cost of disease, genetics, and emerging technologies.

NAL Call No.: SF395 S642 1997.

Keywords: instructional materials, production costs, stockmanship, breeding, farrowing, feeding, herd health.


Human Resources: Trainers Manual [notebook] Kingston, Australia: Pig Research and Development Corporation; 1997. Includes slide set. (available from AITEX International PTY LTD).


Consideration of procedures to induct new employees to work on the swine farm is important but often overlooked. Few trained pig specialists are available in the current labor market. New workers need to be provided with opportunities to develop husbandry and management skills.

This notebook contains training manuals for Trainers and Trainees with modules on induction programs and coaching, occupational health and safety, self image, and working in teams. A series of slides covering occupational health and safety risks in the piggery are included.

NAL Call No.: HD9435 A2 S56 1997.

Keywords: instructional materials, labor, husbandry skills, occupational health, safety.


Mating and Reproduction: Trainers Manual [notebook] Kingston, Australia: Pig Research and Development Corporation; 1997. (available from AITEX International PTY LTD).


The purpose of this course is to evaluate and set performance targets for the mating shed. This notebook contains training manuals for Trainers and Trainees with modules on mating management objectives, estrus detecion and mating, gilt pool management, boar management, weaned sow management, and pregnancy.

NAL Call No.: SF396.9 T74 1997.

Keywords: instructional materials, sows, gilts, reproductive performance, record keeping, management.


Nutrition: Trainers Manual [notebook] Kingston, Australia: Pig Research and Development Corporation; 1997. Slide set included. (available from AITEX International PTY LTD).


Feed costs represent a high proportion of total feed costs (more than 55%) for the Australian swine producer. It is vital for producers to have an understanding of swine nutrition and how it can affect herd performance. This notebook contains training manuals for Trainers and Trainees with modules on basic pig nutrition, measuring nutritional performance of the herd, optimizing feed intake and feed quality, and feeding programs. More than forty slides covering nutritional issues on the farm included.

NAL Call No.: SF396.5 V37 1997.

Keywords: instructional materials, feeding, nutrition, feed intake, quality, feed costs.


On Farm Euthanasia of Swine Options for the Producer [booklet]. Des Moines, Iowa: American Association of Swine Practitioners; National Pork Producers Council in cooperation with the National Pork Board; revised 2001; 5 p. Available online at http://www.pork.org


Because it is usually impossible or impractical for the veterinarian to be available for all euthanasia on-farm, producers themselves often need to perform humane euthanasia of pigs. Five methods are described with consideration of human safety, pig welfare, skill required, cost, aesthetics, and limitations.

NAL Call No.: HV4731 O5 2001.

Keywords: euthanasia, welfare, humane, methods.

 

Pig Welfare Advisory Group [booklets]. London, United Kingdom: Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (formerly MAFF); 1997. 9 booklets. Available online at http://www.defra.gov.uk


In the United Kingdom the Welfare of Livestock Regulations of 1994 required that the use of tethers and confinement stalls for pigs be phased out by January 1999. The Pig Welfare Advisory Group represents organizations involved in pig production concerned with the need for guidance on alternatives systems to sow stalls and tethers. The Pig Welfare Advisory Group is credited with the development of a series of booklets which provide information on alternative dry sow housing systems. The following booklets are included in the series:


Introduction of sows into groups.

NAL Call No.: SF396.3 I58 1997


Non-straw or low straw systems for housing dry sows.

NAL Call No.: SF396.3 N66 1997


Cubicles and free-access stalls.

NAL Call No.: SF396.3 C83 1997


Yards and individual feeders.

NAL Call No.: SF396.3 Y37 1997


Yards or kennels with floor feeding.

NAL Call No.: SF396.3 Y371 1997


Outdoor sows.

NAL Call No.: SF396.3 O98 1997


Electronic sow feeders (ESF).

NAL Call No.: SF396.3 E44 1997


Keywords: sows, housing, alternative production systems, electronic feeding systems, stalls, cubicles, outdoor housing.


Profitable Pork: Strategies for Hog Producers [bulletin]. Washington, D.C.: Sustainable Agriculture Network; 2001; 15 p. Available online at http://www.sare.org/publications/hogs.htm


An informative bulletin exploring successful alternative hog production systems in the United States. Methods for determining the right system appropriate for each farm are discussed. Descriptions of deep straw systems, farrowing in deep straw, hoop structures, and pigs on pasture, are reviewed. Environmental concerns and organic pork are also covered. A listing of organizations, additional publications, Websites, and listservs are included.

NAL Call No.: SF395.8 A1 P76 2001.

Keywords: sows, finishing pigs, housing, alternative production systems.


Pork Industry Handbook [notebook] West Lafayette, Ind.: Cooperative Extension Service, Purdue University; 1978?-present.


Periodically updated looseleaf notebook containing educational extension service fact sheets and bulletins divided into ten major subject areas: swine production systems, breeding and genetics, reproduction, nutrition, management, housing, waste management, herd health, marketing, and pork quality.

NAL Call No.: SF395 P62.

Keywords: feeding, housing, production systems, waste management, health.


Swine Care Handbook [booklet] Des Moines, Iowa: National Pork Board; revised 2002; 34 p. Available online at http://www.pork.org


The purpose of this handbook is to provide pork producers with current information on swine care practices that are recommended for safe, humane, and efficient pork production. Subjects covered include: husbandry, handling, breeding herd management, environmental management, facilities and equipment, feeding and nutrition, and herd health management.

NAL Cal No.: IPM030304216.

Keywords: feeding, health, husbandry, breeding, housing, ventilation, waste management.


Swine Management Manual [notebook] Honolulu, Hawaii: Agriculture Development in the American Pacific (ADAP) Project; 1996.


An instruction manual developed for swine educators located in the Pacific islands. Modules on health programs, vaccination and parasite control, nutrition, reproductive health, and baby pig management are included.

NAL Call No.: SF395 S94 1996.

Keywords: instructional materials, swine producers, feeding, herd health, husbandry, Hawaii.


Swine Welfare Fact Sheets [fact sheet series]. Des Moines, Iowa: National Pork Board in cooperation with the American Association of Swine Practitioners; Four fact sheets. Available online at http://www.pork.org


A series of fact sheets focusing on swine welfare. Fact sheets on U.S. Pork Producer Code of Practice, ethics, transport, and stress available online and in print. Emphasis on science based information.

Keywords: welfare, code of practice, transport, stress.

 

Weaners Growers Finishers: Trainers Manual [notebook] Kingston, Australia: Pig Research and Development Corporation; 1997. (available from AITEX International PTY LTD).


Profitability and sustainability are the ultimate tests of a successful piggery. This notebook contains training manuals for Trainers and Trainees with modules on production costs in Australia, health, grower herd performance, and emerging technologies and industry changes.

NAL Call No.: SF395 S643 1997.

Keywords: instructional materials, cost of production, herd health, performance, technology.



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