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Training - On-Farm Training
Should I use lime wash as part of my C&D programme?
Tuesday, 15 February 2011
Lime wash is cheap and cheerful and good for making surfaces smoother e.g. where concrete is beginning to pit. It has some antimicrobial action, but you need to thoroughly clean AND disinfect before applying. Once applied it must dry for at least 48 hours.
15. Blinded by routine?
Thursday, 14 January 2010
Farm case study number 15
15. Continuous professional development (762.02KB)
14. Masterclass improves quality of stock tasks and reduces costs
Thursday, 14 January 2010
Farm case study number 14
14. On-farm masterclass (1.18MB)
Piggy Green masterclass
Friday, 20 November 2009
This booklet provides a record of the Company's improvement activities and summaries of the tools and techniques used.
Piggy Green masterclass (2.57MB)
Certificates of Competence order form
Thursday, 17 September 2009
Certificates of Competence order form (non-levy payer)
Certificates of Competence order form non-levy payer (45.92KB)
Certificates of Competence Handbook order form
Thursday, 17 September 2009
Certificates of Competence Handbooks order form
Certificates of Competence Handbook order form levy payer (45.43KB)
Veterinary Medicines Certificates of Competence
Friday, 11 April 2008
Veterinary Medicines Certificates of Competence:
Stage 2 and Stage 3 Certificates of Competence require the completion of the relevant pre-existing Veterinary Medicine Certificate of Competence
Veterinary Medicines Certificates of Competence (36.41KB)
Certificates of Competence: Overall structure of the qualifications
Friday, 11 April 2008
Overall structure of the qualifications
Certificates of Competence Overall structure of the qualifications (45.18KB)
Certificate of Competence Stage 3: Pig Unit Supervision and Operation
Friday, 11 April 2008
Summary of Certificate of Competence Stage 3: Pig Unit Supervision and Operation
Certificate of Competence Stage 3 Pig Unit Supervision and Operation (49.63KB)
Certificate of Competence Stage 2: Pig Husbandry Skills
Friday, 11 April 2008
Summary of Certificate of Competence Stage 2: Pig Husbandry Skills
Certificate of Competence Stage 2 Pig Husbandry Skills (50.99KB)
Certificate of Competence Stage 1 - Basic Stockmanship and Welfare (Pigs)
Friday, 11 April 2008
Summary of Stage 1 Certificate of Competence:
Basic Stockmanship and Welfare (Pigs)
Stage 1 Basic Stockmanship and Welfare Pigs (36.79KB)
9. Establishing the Weaner
Thursday, 11 October 2007
At weaning the piglet experiences multiple challenges, including: the stress of being taken from the sow, being mixed with other pigs and establishing a new "pecking order", a new environment, a change of diet and a health challenge.

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Establishing the Weaner (332.79KB)
Stage 3: Certificate of Competence in Pig Unit Supervision and Operation
Friday, 15 June 2007
Stage 3 Certificate of Competence in Pig Unit Supervision and Operation.
Stage 3 Certificate of Competence in Pig Unit Supervision and Operation (37.82KB)
Stage 2: Pig Husbandry Skill
Thursday, 14 June 2007
Stage 2 Certificate of Competence in Pig Husbandry Skills
Stage 2 Certificate of Competence in Pig Husbandry Skills (38.28KB)
Stage 1: Certificate of Competence in Basic Stockmanship and Welfare (Pigs)
Wednesday, 16 May 2007
Stage 1 Certificate of Competence in Basic Stockmanship and Welfare (Pigs)
Stage 1 Certificate of Competence in Basic Stockmanship and Welfare Pigs (20.51KB)
Order Form: Pig Industry Certificates of Competence Handbooks
Wednesday, 9 May 2007
Order Form: Pig Industry Certificates of Competence Handbooks
Order Form Pig Industry Certificates of Competence Handbooks (49.99KB)
NPTC Certificate of Competences for the Pig Industry
Tuesday, 1 May 2007
details on the overall structure for the qualifications.
NPTC Certificate of Competences for the Pig Industry (29.56KB)