ShapeShapeauthorShapechevroncrossShapeShapeShapeGrouphamburgerhomeGroupmagnifyShapeShapeShaperssShape
Sponsor message
Mycotoxins in Swine Production 2nd Edition now available
Download e-book now

Farmers Use Pigs to Cultivate Paddocks

by 5m Editor
13 October 2011, at 8:52am

AUSTRALIA - Pigs are being used instead of tractors to cultivate paddocks at a farm at Mulloon in the NSW Southern Tablelands.

According to ABC, they'll also be used to clear forested areas on the farm and stimulate growth, as part of a study conducted by the Australian National University.

Cam Wilson is running the trial, and says pigs are a great alternative to traditional cultivation.

"The snout of a pig is a really efficient plough, you put them into an area for three to five days, and there's not a bit of grass left," Mr Wilson said.

"They eat the roots of it, get a little bit of extra feed out of that.

"They're great at clearing those perennial grasses away."

Sponsored content
Mycotoxins in Swine Production

The impact of mycotoxins — through losses in commodity quality and livestock health — exceeds $1.4 billion in the United States alone, according to the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology. This guide includes:

  • An overview of different types of mycotoxins
  • Understanding of the effects of mycotoxicoses in swine
  • Instructions on how to analyze mycotoxin content in commodities and feeds
  • Innovative ways of combatting mycotoxins and their effects
Download e-book now