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COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

 WELCOME to our online course.... below are the modules that we offer.

1. Breeding & Artificial Insemination - This module discuss the performance of a pig as influenced by its environment and its genetic potential. On the average, 70% of the performance of the animal could be attributed to its environment such as nutrition and feeding, housing, health, management practices and climate and 30% to its genetic potential. Hence, it is also important for us to look into the blood line of the animals. Each breed has its own set of characteristics which differentiates it from other breeds.

2. Pig Housing - Housing plays an important role in pig production. It can affect the performance of the animals and eventually, the outcome of the farm. It should be noted that pens or pig houses should be properly constructed to make the pigs comfortable in their pens. If the environment is not comfortable, the pig is subjected to stress problems and prone to infection and setbacks which open the way for disease outbreaks.

3.Health and Diseases - It is not easy to define what "health" really means, although everybody has an idea about it. For humans, the World Health Organization (WHO) defines "health" as the state of optimal well-feeling in relation to the body as well as to the mind. As for animals, and pigs for that matter, we know very little about their mind, so we could just say a healthy pig means the tissues and organs are functioning normally in harmony with each other and with its environment. When this harmony is disturbed and the pig is not able to maintain the balance between its body functions and its environment, disease results.

4. Economics - There are three cost calculations presented in this manual. Basic formulas are also shown before the calculations are made. While these calculations are made, some important questions are in mind: (1) how much does it cost to establish a certain level of sow - weaner operation; (2) how much is the return per sow per year; (3) what is the return on investment and; (4) what is the payback period? It is imperative to identify the inputs and the costs involved in a sow - weaner operation and how efficient the use of these resources are in the production process.
Hopefully, the participant will be able to apply the economic tool used in the module, more especially in the calculation analysis of the cost of production, sales and return in one production cycle or in one year of operation.

5. Record Keeping & Analysis - In a piggery operation, the data/information recorded should be translated to understandable figures (technical figures). It is necessary that these technical figures should be analyzed to identify any weaknesses or failures of the farm performance. The results from the analysis will further serve as basis for the farm owner/manager in making adjustments or improvements in the farm.
It is hoped that after studying this subject on Farm Administration, you will have a clear understanding of record keeping and analysis of technical figures and more importantly, implement the proper and appropriate recording system in your farm for better management, thus realizing your objective --- profitable pig production.

6. Feeding - There are differences in the performance of pigs fed with different diets. Rate of gain tended to be poorer for pigs fed with diets higher in fines content. However, feed disappearance, which includes feed consumed and feed wasted, also tended to be greater as the amount of cost in the diets, increased. These two factors combined resulted in a significant negative impact of increased fines content on pig feed efficiency. This module discuss different feeding schemes given to pigs in relation to their age and genetic quality.

7.Farm Management - The greatest limitation to efficient pig production is generally the poor farm management practices the animals receive. This is usually manifested in the production efficiency, which implies the effects of breeding, nutrition, housing, health and hygiene. Apart from these basic management practices, breeding methods and schedule are equally important to ensure optimum herd performance. These objective measures should give emphasis on the breeding values of the animals. On the other hand, the accuracy of these characteristics lies on the credibility of the recording system that the producer is using.

Training fee : US$30.00/Module

 

ENROLLMENT PROCEDURES

 Step 1:  Open ITCPH website (http://itcph.da.gov.ph)
 Step 2:   Click the button  "About The On-line Course"   regarding the modules we offer
 Step 3:  Fill up the Registration Form, upon registration you will be advised thru your e-mail regarding the payment for the course you enrolled.
 Step 4:    Upon payment of the course we will send you your username and password to access the enrolled modules.
 Step 5:    Go to homepage log-in with your username and password.

 



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