Activities on the farm are the same each week of the year:
- On and off testing of pigs
- Pressure washing
- Moving pigs
- Loading pigs for sale
- Building and equipment maintenance as required
From mating to farrowing (giving birth) takes 116 days.
The piglets are weaned 24 days later.
The sow then has 5 days before she is mated again.
High levels of stockmanship, welfare and housing are considered by JSR to be the vital elements for humane animal production and provide freedom from:
- Hunger and thirst
- Discomfort or pain
- Injury or disease
- Fear and stress
- Abnormal behaviour