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Pigman's Handbook of Problem Solving

By Gerry Brent

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ISBN: 9781847971951
PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION): 23/11/2010
PAGES: 192
BINDING: Hardback PPC
SIZE: 235x165 mm
INSIDE: 29 colour photographs 29 flow charts & graphs 13 tables

This comprehensive book is essential reading for all those responsible for the achievement of high levels of output from pig units. Focusing on the complexity of accurately identifying the real causes of performance problems, the book emphasizes the importance of realistically appraising all the available evidence, including pig unit data and observation, before reaching firm conclusions.

The author discusses all the main performance issues that commonly affect pig enterprises: for example, low litter sizes, high levels of stillborn pigs, high post-weaning mortality rates, slow growth rates, low feed intakes, and high feed conversion ratios. He analyses each problem in detail at every stage and examines a range of possibilities before guiding the reader towards the most likely cause, and the most appropriate course of action. In the context of general animal health and nutrition, he identifies related issues and recommends when it is appropriate to consult specialists in these fields.

RRP: £19.95

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" This new book is targeted at those charged with delivering high levels of output on modern pig units. It has a step-by-step format to problem solving drawing on the author's vast experience in pig production. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Weekly Tribune

" The book discusses all the main performance issues that commonly affect pig enterprises, such as low litter sizes, post-weaning mortality rates, slow growth rates, high feed conversion ratios and low feed intakes to mention but a few.
He analyses each then guides the reader towards the most likely courses of action. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: BPEX Weekly

" It is neatly set out, with each chapter covering different topics and then within each chapter there is a wealth of knowledge and understanding of what to try next.
It is all about the little things in our business. Gerry you have again given the industry a superb book that is useful, informative and downright brilliant. Thank you. To everyone else I recommend you buy a copy immediately. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Pig World

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