Duration: 1.5+ hours
Of all the farm animals, the non-ruminant pig has the greatest capacity to accumulate body fat early in life. Early maturation has been obtained to a far higher degree than in sheep and cattle. The challenge for the pig farmer is to control the growth of the pig so that the animal is not too fat at slaughter. In this course, you will learn about the differences between different pig varieties being farmed, the physical facilities of a pig farm including buildings and equipment, and the sustainability and environmental aspects to be considered.
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