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Basic Pig Handling for Youth

Publish Date: 03/15/2016

Food animal performance and profitability, meat quality, individual safety, family dynamics, and consumer perspectives are all impacted by the way people work livestock on the farm, in transportation or at exhibition. Using proper pig handling and movement practices will not only contribute to good animal care and performance, but will improve pig and human safety and public perception as youth prepare, transport, and exhibit pigs at fairs and shows. Proper pig handling will also improve youth and their family's experience and success in raising a swine project for exhibition.


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Introduction to Raising Pigs

Publish Date: 02/08/2016

Pigs are an adaptable and rapidly growing species that may be attractive for small and beginning farmers seeking to incorporate livestock into their farm. This factsheet summarizes typical performance of the type of pigs most commonly raised in the United States. Although these estimates are not universal, they are a starting point for developing a plan to raise pigs. Estimates of feed use for a sow and a litter of pigs to market as well as a glossary of terms and abbreviations commonly used in pig production literature are also presented.


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Weighing Pigs

Publish Date: 01/04/2016

Techniques to help youth weight their 4H and FFA show pig projects.


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Walking Pigs

Publish Date: 01/04/2016

Guidelines for youth preparing their pig projects for the show ring.


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Record Keeping

Publish Date: 01/04/2016

Methods, information and guidelines for record keeping in youth show pig projects.


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Pig Comfort

Publish Date: 01/04/2016

Keeping pigs comfortable is an important part of daily care for pigs. This video focuses on youth show pig projects.


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Measuring Feed and Feeding Pigs

Publish Date: 01/04/2016

Essential tips to ensuring youth show pigs are receiving the correct amount of feed at each feeding.


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Loading the Trailer

Publish Date: 01/04/2016

Training tips for youth to load show pigs on to a trailer easily. Training tips for youth to load show pigs on to a trailer easily.


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Daily Care

Publish Date: 01/04/2016

Aspects of daily care of youth show pig projects are covered.


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Biosecurity

Publish Date: 01/04/2016

Biosecurity is important to keep pigs healthy. This video will show youth how to enhance their biosecurity practices to keep their show pig projects healthy at all times.


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