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     Weaner building 

    In this building on the pig unit:

    • There are two identical rooms, each with 36 small pens for 5/6 piglets for weaner trials, and seven big pens for up to 25 piglets.
    • Piglets enter at about 4 weeks old, and stay for 54 days.
    • They grow from 8.5 - 42 kg, and eat about 55 kg of feed each.
    • They get four different diets from entry to exit, starting on cooked cereals, fishmeal and whey, and ending on raw cereals and soya.
    • Fully-slatted floors maintain hygiene.
    • Temperature and ventilation is controlled by a computer.
    • They have a variety of toys to play with.

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