Summary and Implications
Pig mortalities from the farm to the harvest facility have been estimated to cost the U.S. swine industry over 55 million dollars annually. Improved understanding of the major factors impacting the behavioral and physiological responses of the finisher pig during transportation is needed.
Iowa State University
Berry, Nick L.; Johnson, Anna K.; Baas, Thomas J.; Stalder, Kenneth J.; Karriker, Locke A.; and Hill, Jeff
"Loading Gantry Versus Traditional Chute for the Finisher
Pig: Effect on Welfare Parameters at Time of Marketing,"
Animal Industry Report:
AS 654, ASL R2338.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/ans_air/vol654/iss1/87