TLF ID M019387
This is a video about pig production at the Tintinara property of the Mount Boothby Pastoral Company in South Australia. Pigs at various stages are shown, including nursing piglets, weaned piglets weighing between 7 and 10k, and pigs close to a live weight of 100k. Pig producer Alastair Johnson gives statistics about the sizes of the Australian pig herd and the Tintinara farm herd; the length of pig gestation; how long piglets are 'on mum' (nursing) on his farm; the average number of weaned piglets per sow; how fast piglets put on weight; and the features make the pig a good animal for food production. He demonstrates how his pigs are housed in naturally-ventilated, straw-laid igloos and fed a nutritious diet from crops raised on the farm. The video lasts 4:46min and in the final sequences Johnson lists the various markets for his baconer pigs and explains why fresh pork imports from overseas are prohibited to protect the Australian pork industry's clean green image.