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  • Swine Farm Business Analysis Workbook

    Published on February 6, 2020
    From the accrual income statement and other documents, various profit and financial ratios indicating strengths and weaknesses of the farm business can be calculated. This financial analysis should be performed every year to monitor the business.

  • Rodent Control SOP

    Published on November 22, 2019
    To maintain a high level of good health in your herd, you must use various biosecurity practices to prevent the introduction or spread of disease. One area of biosecurity you should address is the rodent control methods your farm uses.

  • Rodent Station Label

    Published on November 22, 2019
    This sheet is used to record the various rodent labels and bait stations used throughout the swine facility.

  • Needle and Sharp Usage SOP

    Published on November 22, 2019
    The animal care practices on this farm may require the use of needles to administer injectable medications to the animals. The caretaker responsible for providing the animals with these treatments must be well trained in the needle use guidelines.

  • Mortality Record Sheet

    Published on November 22, 2019
    This sheet is used to record the mortality within the swine facility.

  • Handling Equipment SOP

    Published on November 22, 2019
    Good handling practices will be prioritized on the farm. It is understood that using low-stress handling practices contributes to the well-being and positive impact of the animal, caretaker, and the pork industry.

  • Visitor and Service Persons Biosecurity Policy SOP

    Published on November 22, 2019
    The primary risk from people entering the facility is tracking in contaminated materials on their possessions, clothing, and body from direct and indirect contact with pigs.

  • Feeding and Watering SOP

    Published on November 22, 2019
    Animal behavior can be greatly affected by the availability of feed and water. Feed and water equipment should be maintained and in working order.

  • Individual Caretaker Training Record

    Published on November 22, 2019
    This sheet is used to record the individual caretaker training at the swine facility.

  • Emergency Action Plan SOP

    Published on November 22, 2019
    This sheet is used to write down emergency information for the swine facility.

  • Euthanasia Action Plan SOP

    Published on November 22, 2019
    This sheet is used write down an action plan for proper and human euthanasia for the swine facility.

  • Caretaker Training

    Published on November 22, 2019
    Caretaker training is essential for every person on the farm for basic understanding of protocols and safety concerns. Training should be done annually and after every new hire.

  • Biosecurity Policy

    Published on November 22, 2019
    Disease prevention is an important component of any swine system. The primary risk from people entering the facility is tracking in contaminated materials on their possessions, clothing, and body from direct and indirect contact with pigs.

  • Back Up Emergency Equipment Maintenance Record

    Published on November 22, 2019
    This sheet is used to record the maintenance of the back up equipment that is used on the swine facility.

  • Daily Temperature Record Sheet

    Published on November 22, 2019
    This sheet is used to record the daily temperatures throughout the swine facility.

  • Daily Observation SOP

    Published on November 22, 2019
    Caretakers are required to observe all pigs on a daily basis. Daily observations ensure prompt care of animals with critical health needs and detect any equipment or barn issues that need to be addressed.

  • Farm Visitor Log-In Sheet

    Published on November 22, 2019
    This sheet is to use to log in visitors into the swine facility.

  • Piglet Processing SOP

    Published on November 22, 2019
    Piglet processing includes various procedures used to administer treatment, prepare piglets for growth, and identify animals.

  • Moving Nonambulatory Animals SOP

    Published on November 22, 2019
    A pig that cannot get up or can stand with support and is unable to bear weight on two of its legs is considered nonambulatory.

  • Treatment Management SOP

    Published on November 22, 2019
    A veterinary-client-patient relationship must be established demonstrating the producer and veterinarian work together to ensure the health and well-being of the pigs on the operation.

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