achieving proper pig flow courtesy of Nancy and Don Lidster
Handlers can utilize the bubble surrounding themselves to help achieve flowing herd behavior.

Low-stress techniques challenge status quo on pig handling

Low-stress handling techniques show that moving pigs does not need to be a challenge.

Moving pigs is often a time-consuming, frustrating and even hazardous process — but it doesn’t have to be.

According to a recent FeetFirst Update, Nancy Lidster knows that as well as anyone. She and her husband, Don, were commercial pig producers for 20 years in Saskatchewan before spending the past two decades running a training company teaching best practices on pig handling techniques.

“So many people are losing sleep because they are trying to move pigs i

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