The aim of the pig monitor farm programme is to help improve the profitability, productivity and sustainability of pig producers through practical demonstrations, the sharing of best practice and the discussion of up-to-date issues.
In November 2016, Mill of Carden Farm near Inverurie, was announced as the new Pig Monitor Farm.
Owned by Patrick Stephen, the farm employs four members of staff, including farm manager Wayne Ducker. The farm, which has been run as a pig unit since 1960s, has a commercial herd of 530 sows housed on straw and runs JSR females with a Danbred terminal sire. Further information about the farm can be found on the links on the right hand side.
The new pig monitor farm will be facilitated by pig vet Grace Webster and George Chalmers of SRUC, Scotland’s Rural College. The project will also involve three separately-funded satellite groups in Dumfries, Perth and Nairn.