Page 1: Introduction

Hello, my name is Erin Fowler. I am a final year student at Harper Adams University, studying towards a BSc (Hons) in Agriculture with Animal Science.

I am undertaking an Honours Research Project in which the aim is to identify whether or not there is a link between staff training and education in the pig industry, and the performance of farms, particularly sow conception rates and the numbers of piglets weaned per sow. The first phase of the study involved semi-structured interviews. The following questionnaire forms the second phase of the study. I would be very grateful for your participation in my questionnaire.

Participation in this study is entirely voluntary, and participants can withdraw at any time should they so wish. Responses are entirely anonymous throughout the whole study. It is an online survey, and should take no more than 10 minutes to complete.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate in contacting me.

Thank you for your time.

Erin Fowler


Please only proceed with the questionnaire if you live within the UK, and have a connection to the UK pig industry.