15 episodes

The Pig Edge is Teagasc's podcast for pig farmers.

Presented by Amy Quinn, each episode covers the news, advice and information to keep pig farmers up to date.

Visit the show page at: https://www.teagasc.ie/animals/pigs/the-pig-edge-podcast/

The Pig Edge The Pig Edge

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    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

The Pig Edge is Teagasc's podcast for pig farmers.

Presented by Amy Quinn, each episode covers the news, advice and information to keep pig farmers up to date.

Visit the show page at: https://www.teagasc.ie/animals/pigs/the-pig-edge-podcast/

    Animal Health Awareness Week for Pig Farmers

    Animal Health Awareness Week for Pig Farmers

    As part of Animal Health Awareness Week - a DAFM initiative – on the latest Pig Edge podcast, Ciarán Carroll spoke to Margaret Wilson, Senior Research Officer with DAFM at Backweston.

    Margaret explained what Animal Health Awareness Week is all about, reminding the general public as well as livestock farmers how important animal health is to the farming sector, with particular focus this year to remain vigilant for the occurrence of exotic diseases.

    She discussed the services on offer at Backweston, what farmers can do to avail of them and discussed some case studies to show how they have helped to improve the health and performance of pig farms in Ireland.

    For more episodes and information from the Pig Edge podcast go to
    https://www.teagasc.ie/animals/pigs/the-pig-edge-podcast/

    The Pig Edge is a co-production with LastCast Media.

    • 20 min
    The inclusion of Rye and Field Beans in pig diets

    The inclusion of Rye and Field Beans in pig diets

    On the latest episode of the Pig Edge podcast Peadar Lawlor, Principal Research Officer at Moorepark Pig Research facility discusses the inclusion of Rye and Field Beans in pig diets.

    The acreage of these crops grown in Ireland in recent years is on the increase. Peadar reports on recent research results from using rye and beans in pig diets in Moorepark, the impact they have on growth rates and feed conversion efficiency.

    He also discusses the cost/benefit of including these ingredients in pig diets and the positive news story of their inclusion from a carbon-foot printing perspective.

    For more episodes and information from the Pig Edge podcast go to
    https://www.teagasc.ie/animals/pigs/the-pig-edge-podcast/

    The Pig Edge is a co-production with LastCast Media.

    • 30 min
    The tillage sector and its impact on the pig industry

    The tillage sector and its impact on the pig industry

    On the latest episode of the Pig Edge Michael Hennessy, Head of Crops at Teagasc Oak Park, joins Ciarán Carroll to give an overview of the tillage sector and how it interacts with the pig sector.

    He discusses the 2020 harvest and the implications it will have for the prices paid by pig farmers and feed compounders.

    He highlights some alternative crops for consideration in pig diets and the details included in the recent Crops 2030 Strategy report which highlights the use of pig slurry as a valuable fertiliser and how both tillage and pig sectors can work more closely together to improve the sustainability of both sectors.

    For more episodes and information from the Pig Edge podcast go to
    https://www.teagasc.ie/animals/pigs/the-pig-edge-podcast/

    The Pig Edge is a co-production with LastCast Media.

    • 20 min
    Key information about vaccine programmes on farm

    Key information about vaccine programmes on farm

    Vaccines and vaccination programmes on farm is the topic for discussion on this week’s Pig Edge with Laura Boyd from MSD joining presenter Ciarán Carroll to discuss.

    Laura explains the different types of vaccines there are and when farmers should consider them.

    She also discusses some of the more common problems and mistakes that are made, and has important information on their proper storage and administration.

    For more episodes and information from the Pig Edge podcast go to
    https://www.teagasc.ie/animals/pigs/the-pig-edge-podcast/

    The Pig Edge is a co-production with LastCastMedia.

    • 11 min
    How to cut energy costs on farm

    How to cut energy costs on farm

    On the latest episode of the Pig Edge podcast, Ciarán Carroll discusses energy use on pig farms.

    Ciarán is joined by Damien Fowley and David Fitzgerald from Exemplar Energy Solutions to find out about the main contributors of energy use on pig farms, where savings and efficiencies can be made, and whether renewable energy could be a solution on farm.

    For more episodes and information from the Pig Edge podcast go to
    https://www.teagasc.ie/animals/pigs/the-pig-edge-podcast/

    The Pig Edge is a co-production with LastCastMedia.

    • 19 min
    The Key Strategies Required to Optimise Lactation Feed Intakes

    The Key Strategies Required to Optimise Lactation Feed Intakes

    On the latest episode of the Pig Edge, Emer McCrum, Teagasc Pig Development Officer, discusses how farmers should go about optimising lactation feed intakes.

    Emer explains how optimising lactation feed intakes ensures sows consume sufficient feed on a daily basis to meet their maintenance and milk production requirements, minimises sow weight loss during lactation and optimises litter performance.

    She also outlines in detail the key strategies required to optimise intakes and maximise pig performance.

    For more episodes and information from the Pig Edge podcast go to
    https://www.teagasc.ie/animals/pigs/the-pig-edge-podcast/

    The Pig Edge is a co-production with LastCastMedia.

    • 15 min

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