There are other resources that exist to support producers committed to being responsible pig producers.
Model Code of Practice For the Welfare of Animals: Pigs
Producers can download a free copy of the Model Code of Practice for the Welfare of Animals: Pigs on the CSIRO website. They can also purchase a hard copy.
The Code is intended as a guide for all people responsible for the welfare of pigs under both intensive, deep litter and outdoor systems. Good welfare of farmed pigs will ensure that pigs cope well in their environment and that factors such as growth, reproductive performance, disease levels, injuries and death rates are within industry standards.
Herd Recording Software:
- Elite Herd (NZ) http://www.eliteherd.com/
- PigChamp (US) http://www.pigchamp.com/
- WinPig (UK) http://www.agrosoftltd.com/default.asp