On the 28th February the students of the Superior Degree in Livestock and Assistance in Animal Health visited the farm Mas Serí, which is a farrow-to-finish pig farm. The person responsible for the care of the animals, Juan Moreno, explained that the careful food, health and reproductive handling, along with good environmental conditions provide proper physical body condition and animal welfare: The results are excellent reproductive and productive performances. Judit Roca, the person in charge of the farm, explained to the students how the farm is organized and the premises for each production phase, paying especial attention to the ventilation’s systems. Judit Roca is also the manager of AEROSYSTEM ROTI which is a company in ventilation and engineering of pig farms. Students could see different products and services that the company offers in order to reach an optimal control of the farm’s climate, such as: The “Rotisuit”, one system of efficient weaning, that does not need heating to create a conformable environment, el “piglets’saver Rotivent”, ventilations systems that operate by overpressure, cooling’s systems, and the modular construction Roti. With the guidance of the teacher of the subject "Organization and control of reproduction and breeding", the students took the opportunity of the visit and they also did gestation diagnostic practices to the sows with an ultrasound scanner. We, the School, thank the Mas Serí, for giving us the opportunity to make this interesting visit.
+ info: http://www.aerosystemroti.com
On the 28th February the students of the Superior Degree in Livestock and Assistance in Animal Health visited ERRA, in Vic, which is a firm dedicated to the manufacturing and assembling for livestock equipment especially for farms of pigs and cows. Jordi Erra, the person in charge of the company, showed the facilities and machinery for the manufacture and assembly of the various livestock facilities subsequently installed on farms. ERRA uses multiple building materials with different properties suitable for every need. In ERRA they innovate and create prototypes to improve their products, in order that the products are efficient in its function and durability. We, the School, thank ERRA, for giving us the opportunity to make this interesting visit.
+ info: http://www.erra.es/
On January the 20th, the second-year students of High Level of Livestock and Animal Health visited the farm MAS COLLFRED in Vidrà, which is a beef cow farm company that produces limousine cattle type, and processes and sells their production. Mr Esteve Anglada and Mr. Ricard Anglada explained the evolution and how the farm operates nowadays. The beef cows, the stock breeding calves, the selected female calves for rearing, sold as future breeding cows, the artisan production of fresh meat, sausages and cooked meal, which they sell in their stores, restaurants, and on the internet directly to individual people. Collfred is an example of a family company which produces quality food, and sells directly from the producer to the consumer We, the School, thank the Anglada family for giving us the opportunity to make this interesting visit.
+ info: http://www.collfred.cat