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BPEX Feeder Review
Monday, 22 December 2014
Due to the significant contribution that feed costs make to the overall cost of production, BPEX commissioned an on-farm review aiming to help producers to make more informed decisions about which feeder type is most suitable for their situation.
BPEX Feeder Review (261.20KB)
Research into Action 24: Predicting leg soundness through biomechanical assessment of gait in pigs
Friday, 26 September 2014
Research findings from a BPEX-funded PhD project carried out at Newcastle University investigating the potential of biomechanical techniques to predict leg soundness in pigssince lameness is a major cause of lost productivity for the pig industry.
Research into Action 24 Predicting leg soundness through biomechanical assessment of gait in pigs (287.69KB)
Knowledge Transfer Bulletin 22: Simple calculations
Wednesday, 2 April 2014
For producers not using an electronic recording system, there are some simple ways of calculating three key performance indicators:
Feed conversion
Daily gain
Mortality
Knowledge Transfer Bulletin 22 Simple calculations (337.09KB)
Knowledge Transfer Bulletin 21: A review of slaughter weight decisions
Monday, 24 February 2014
Many producers have increased slaughter weights in recent years and the economics of doing this are generally in favour, even with high feed costs and pig price below the overall cost of production, as demonstrated in the following table.
Knowledge Transfer Bulletin 21 A review of slaughter weight decisions (87.89KB)
December 2013 Target 2TS
Wednesday, 5 February 2014
Target 2TS is a one-pager from BPEX with practical advice on improving pig performance to reach the Two-Tonne Sow (2TS) target
December 2013 Target 2TS (231.81KB)
November 2013 Target 2TS
Wednesday, 5 February 2014
Target 2TS is a one-pager from BPEX with practical advice on improving pig performance to reach the Two-Tonne Sow (2TS) target
November 2013 Target 2TS (387.89KB)
October 2013 Target 2TS
Wednesday, 5 February 2014
Target 2TS is a one-pager from BPEX with practical advice on improving pig performance to reach the Two-Tonne Sow (2TS) target
October 2013 Target 2TS (346.12KB)
September 2013 Target 2TS
Tuesday, 4 February 2014
Target 2TS is a one-pager from BPEX with practical advice on improving pig performance to reach the Two-Tonne Sow (2TS) target
September 2013 Target 2TS (308.89KB)
August 2013 Target 2TS
Tuesday, 4 February 2014
Target 2TS is a one-pager from BPEX with practical advice on improving pig performance to reach the Two-Tonne Sow (2TS) target
August 2013 Target 2TS (250.17KB)
July 2013 Target 2TS
Tuesday, 4 February 2014
Target 2TS is a one-pager from BPEX with practical advice on improving pig performance to reach the Two-Tonne Sow (2TS) target
July 2013 Target 2TS (312.19KB)
Research into Action 22 - On-farm storage and bioreduction of non-ruminant livestock
Thursday, 23 January 2014
This note highlights the key findings from a BPEX-funded research project carried out at Harper Adams University. The project investigated the feasibility of anaerobic digestion as a cost-effective, sustainable and biosecure method of on-farm storage and bioreduction of fallen livestock for the pig industry.
Research into Action 22 (237.58KB)
Pig Industry Skills Strategy 2013
Tuesday, 5 November 2013
Raising the professionalism and skills of the British Pig Industry
Pig Industry Skills Strategy 2013 (692.55KB)
Research into Action 21 - Mathematical modelling of the dynamics and control of Salmonella
Monday, 7 October 2013
This note highlights the key findings from a research project carried out at the University of Liverpool which was funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and BPEX, as part of a Collaborative Award in Science and Engineering (CASE) studentship.
Research into Action 21 - Dynamics and control of Salmonella (211.55KB)
The Pig Industry Scholarship at Harper Adams University Leaflet
Friday, 4 October 2013
A leaflet giving information on the Pig Industry Scholarship
The Pig Industry Scholarship at Harper Adams University Leaflet (3.60MB)
Research into Action 20 - Meteorological effects on seasonal infertility in pigs
Thursday, 12 September 2013
This note highlights key findings from a BPEX-funded PhD studentship carried out by the University of Leeds.
Research into Action 20 - Meteorological effects on seasonal infertility in pigs (406.91KB)
Training and Qualifications Booklet
Thursday, 12 September 2013
Practical and tailored to the pig industry
Training and Qualifications Booklet (1.47MB)
Research into Action 19 - Slot closure inserts
Wednesday, 7 August 2013
Trialling new slot reduction and closure techniques for British Pig Production
Research into Action 19 - Slot closure inserts (114.15KB)
Research into Action 18 - Steel bar inserts
Wednesday, 7 August 2013
Trialling new slot reduction and closure techniques for British Pig Production
Research into Action 18 - Steel bar inserts (336.95KB)
Research into Action 17 - Slot reducers
Wednesday, 7 August 2013
Trialling new slot reduction and closure techniques for British Pig Production.
Research into Action 17 - Slot reducers (417.19KB)
Producers for Profit - July 2013
Thursday, 25 July 2013
Download the latest newsletter
Producers for Profit - July 2013 (793.13KB)
PMWS economic calculator
Monday, 8 July 2013
An economic calculator to assess how much the disease cost to your farm could be and what the most cost-efficient strategies for your farm are.
PMWS economic calculator (12.81MB)
June 2013 Target 2TS
Tuesday, 4 June 2013
Target 2TS is a one-pager from BPEX with practical advice on improving pig performance to reach the Two-Tonne Sow (2TS) target
June 2013 Target 2TS (261.90KB)
May 2013 Target 2TS
Friday, 17 May 2013
Target 2TS is a one-pager from BPEX with practical advice on improving pig performance to reach the Two-Tonne Sow (2TS) target
May 2013 Target 2TS (244.28KB)
April 2013 Target 2TS
Wednesday, 17 April 2013
Target 2TS is a one-pager from BPEX with practical advice on improving pig performance to reach the Two-Tonne Sow (2TS) target
April 2013 Target 2TS (120.79KB)
Research into Action 16 - Reducing phosphorus P levels in gestating sow diets
Thursday, 11 April 2013
The aim of the project was to demonstrate that dietary phosphorus (P) levels in outdoor gestating sow diets can be reduced below the current commercial standards without negative effects on animal health and performance, while at the same time reducing diffuse phosphorus levels in the manure and effluent and consequently reducing the phosphorus load to the environment.
Research into Action 16 - Reducing phosphorus P levels in gestating sow diets (305.95KB)
March 2013 Target 2TS
Thursday, 14 March 2013
Target 2TS is a one-pager from BPEX with practical advice on improving pig performance to reach the Two-Tonne Sow (2TS) target.

March 2013 Target 2TS (135.58KB)
36. Finisher Challenge champion
Wednesday, 6 March 2013
Farm Case Study 36: Improving finishing herd performance

Farm Case Study 36 Improving finishing herd performance (191.30KB)
Producers for Profit - February 2013
Monday, 25 February 2013
Download the latest newsletter
Producers for Profit - February 2013 (322.69KB)
February 2013 Target 2TS
Thursday, 14 February 2013
Target 2TS is a one-pager from BPEX with practical advice on improving pig performance to reach the Two-Tonne Sow (2TS) target
February 2013 Target 2TS (268.18KB)
35. Individual wallows reduce heat stress
Wednesday, 30 January 2013
Farm Case Study 35: Wallows in farrowing paddocks
Farm Case Study 35 Wallows in farrowing paddocks (251.78KB)
Research into Action 6 - Life Cycle Assessment of UK Pig Production Systems
Thursday, 17 January 2013
The aim of the project was to quantify the environmental impacts of producing grower-finisher pigs (12105kg) using different diet scenarios.
Research into Action 6 - Life Cycle Assessment of UK Pig Production Systems (252.87KB)
January 2013 Target 2TS
Thursday, 17 January 2013
Target 2TS is a one-pager from BPEX with practical advice on improving pig performance to reach the Two-Tonne Sow (2TS) target
January 2013 Target 2TS (232.57KB)
December Target 2TS
Thursday, 13 December 2012
Target 2TS is a one-pager from BPEX with practical advice on improving pig performance to reach the Two-Tonne Sow (2TS) target
December Target 2TS (190.05KB)
Action for Productivity handbook - order form
Wednesday, 12 December 2012
Download an order form to request your copy of the folder.


2013 Wall Planner
To request a copy of the 2013 wall planner please call 0247 647 8792 or email kt@bpex.ahdb.org.uk with your postal address.
Action for Productivity handbook - order form (890.78KB)
AHVLA Surveillance Monthly Report - September 2012
Wednesday, 5 December 2012
Selected highlights from the AHVLA Surveillance Monthly Report (September 2012)
AHVLA Surveillance Monthly Report September 2012 (511.35KB)
Finishing Pack
Friday, 23 November 2012
The pack will include the following downloads:

Action for productivity 11. Increasing uniformity of finished pigs (182.46KB)
Action for productivity 18. Efficient feed usage (386.46KB)
Action for productivity 22. Improve your marketing return (262.44KB)
Action for productivity 25. Improving Key Performance Indicators Rearing herd (237.46KB)
Action for productivity 42. Strategic de-stocking (162.84KB)
Action for productivity 7 . Factors affecting killing-out percent (179.61KB)
Farm case study 13. Piglet slap marking (884.10KB)
Farm Case Study 7Cleaning Disinfection (871.09KB)
Knowledge Transfer Bulletin 12 Reduce feed waste (1.16MB)
Knowledge Transfer Bulletin 14 Reducing feed costs (2.31MB)
Knowledge Transfer Bulletin 15 Bedding options for the English pig industry (454.76KB)
Knowledge Transfer Bulletin 21 Mastitis, Metritis, Agalactia MM (87.89KB)
Knowledge Transfer Bulletin 22 Simple calculations, feed conversions, daily gain and mortality (97.39KB)
Knowledge Transfer Bulletin 9 Feed efficiency Onfarm (322.62KB)
Research into action 13. Measurement of Acute Phase proteins (637.85KB)
Research into action 14. Monitoring water consumption to assist health management (190.14KB)
Research into action 15. Reducing phosphorus P levels in grower and finisher diets (234.36KB)
Work Instruction 2. Slapmarking Slaughter Pigs (169.16KB)
Work instruction 7. Loading and Unloading Pigs (158.55KB)
November Target 2TS
Tuesday, 20 November 2012
Target 2TS is a one-pager from BPEX with practical advice on improving pig performance to reach the Two-Tonne Sow (2TS) target
November Target 2TS (149.06KB)
Research into Action 14 - Monitoring water consumption to assist health management
Thursday, 1 November 2012
The drinking behaviour of diseased pigs has been found to deviate from the consistent patterns seen in healthy pigs; the behavioural changes appear in the sub-clinical stage of infection, before disease symptoms become visually apparent. Therefore, the automated monitoring of water consumption could provide a sensitive tool for real-time, continuous, monitoring for the presence of sub-clinical disease in growing herds.
Research into Action 14 - Monitoring water consumption to assist (190.21KB)
Research into Action 13 - Measurement of Acute Phase proteins
Thursday, 1 November 2012
Development of improved disease monitoring tools: Measurement of Acute Phase proteins in oral fluid to help assess sub-clinical disease in pigs.
Research into Action 13 - Measurement of Acute Phase proteins (637.96KB)
Producers for Profit - October 2012
Thursday, 25 October 2012
Download the latest newsletter
Producers for Profit - October 2012 (670.04KB)
October Target 2TS
Tuesday, 16 October 2012
Target 2TS is a one-pager from BPEX with practical advice on improving pig performance to reach the Two-Tonne Sow (2TS) target
October Target 2TS (143.08KB)
September Target 2TS
Wednesday, 26 September 2012
Target 2TS is a one-pager from BPEX with practical advice on improving pig performance to reach the Two-Tonne Sow (2TS) target.
September Target 2TS (268.27KB)
Strategic de-stocking and a review of slaughter weight decisions
Monday, 17 September 2012
Action for Productivity 42: Strategic de-stocking
Knowledge Transfer Bulletin 21: A review of slaughter weight decisions
Action for Productivity 42 Strategic de-stocking (162.84KB)
Knowledge Transfer Bulletin 21 A review of slaughter weight decisions (87.89KB)
2TS Focus on Finishing Conference 2012
Thursday, 13 September 2012
To be held in Exeter, Staffordshire, Diss and Wetherby on 22, 23, 24 and 25 October 2012 respectively. A unique half-day conference on finisher pig management. FREE to English pig producers
2TS Focus on Finishing Conference 2012 - Invitation and Programme (592.09KB)
PHIP Newsletter - Issue 9
Friday, 7 September 2012
Download the latest newsletter from PHIP
PHIP Newsletter - Issue 9 (2.06MB)
Innovation Fund Application Form 2012
Thursday, 16 August 2012
Application Form 2012
Innovation Fund Application Form 2012 (142.50KB)
Biosecurity for Smallholders
Tuesday, 7 August 2012
A leaflet on biosecurity for smallholders
Biosecurity for Smallholders (796.13KB)
August Target 2TS
Tuesday, 7 August 2012
Target 2TS is a one-pager from BPEX with practical advice on improving pig performance to reach the Two-Tonne Sow (2TS) target.
August 2012 Target 2TS (294.56KB)
Feed Crisis - Simple calculator
Friday, 20 July 2012
All pig producers can quickly estimate this figures, even if the unit is not weighing or recording routinely.

The most important thing is that you are consistent and always use the same calculation method to compare changes in efficiency over time.
Feed Crisis - Simple Calculator (218.00KB)
Help With Slats - 20 July 2012
Friday, 20 July 2012
All concrete floor slats used in pig houses in England will have to comply with the dimension requirements set out in pig welfare legislation no later than 1 January 2012. It is possible that some floor slats will not be compliant due to minor damage, or their critical dimensions exceed permitted manufacturing tolerances.
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