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Swine Farm Overview
Sows Finishing Farrowing Nursery Hygienic entry

Sows

Improve the success rate of sow insemination, create a healty environment in the pregnancy area to maximize sow health and preventing cross-contamination before the transfer to the farrowing pen.

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Finishing

The finishing phase is financially the most important. The herd consumes the most feed  in this phase and animals stay in it for the longest period. Optimization and disease control significantly influence overall growth. Swine farm profitability and their efficiency highly depend on the performance in this phase.

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Farrowing

Reducing pathogen pressure on newborn piglets in the early stages of their life significantly improves their performance during their entire life-cycle.

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Nursery

Animals never get over a bad start, so it is critical to provide weaning piglets with healthy drinking water and an ideal germ-free growing environment to reach their full genetic potential.

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Hygienic entry

External biosecurity measures are aimed at keeping the pathogens outside the farm.

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Biosecurity programsfor pig farms

Hygienic entry at swine farms

A biosecure and hygienic farm entry requires strict measures and protocols for all goods and people that enter the premises to maintain a clean and disease-free environment.

What is the objective of the hygienic entry at swine farms?

The objective is to prevent the introduction and spread of pathogens that can harm the health and productivity of pigs. By ensuring a biosecure and  hygienic farm entry at the border of the premises, farmers can minimize the risk of disease transmission, improve animal welfare, and safeguard the overall profitability of their operations.Hygienic entry practices control access to the farm, enforce strict hygiene protocols, and implement measures to mitigate the risks associated with disease introduction.

Common challenges

  • The risk of disease introduction
  • Disease transmission through farm visitors, equipment and vehicles
  • Disease transmission via pests
  • Establishing a culture to follow protocols
  • Consistently applying hygiene measures
  • Farm design and facilities

HyCare biosecurity programs to ensure a hygenic farm entry

Optimal external biosecurity

This HyCare program focuses on implementing measures that prevent the transmission of disease from external sources on to the farm. These include can include an efficient hygiene lock for visitors and personnel and a well working disinfection gate for vehicles. Together with comprehensive hygiene measures these elements will make sure (re)contamination will not be possible.

This HyCare program focuses on implementing measures that prevent the transmission of disease from external sources on to the farm. These include can include an efficient hygiene lock for visitors and personnel and a well working disinfection gate for vehicles. Together with comprehensive hygiene measures these elements will make sure (re)contamination will not be possible.

Contact our swine manager

John Witter
John Witter is a partner and founder of Schippers USA and the manager for the swine sector.

j.witter@schippersusa.com

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