|The 135-page Manual clearly sets out 10 "Must Do's". They
are discussed as Set and achieve piggery objectives, Plan your throughput, Develop and use
a good staff policy, Choose a breeding program, Select suppliers of gilts and boars
carefully, Prepare replacement gilts for mating, Prepare weaned sows for mating, Introduce
young boars carefully, Oestrus detection and mating management, and Pregnancy management.
The workbook comes with 10 Must Do sheets for your input, a video, a Training
Guide, and a Quick Reference Guide booklet.
This material can be used for training and
refresher courses for piggery staff, and for discussion groups. The program will
encourage people to think about what is being done, and why, and how it could be improved.