Extension Number

ASL R1680

Topic

Management/Economics

Publication Date

2000

Abstract

This study documents differences in pig crushing mortality rates in various outdoor farrowing hut types. Larger huts with the door in the corner and space for piglets to stay away from and protected from the sow had lower crushing losses. Mothering ability by the sow may be particularly important in outdoor systems where the sows have greater freedom and mobility

Copyright Owner

Iowa State University

Language

en

Date Available

August 17, 2012

File Format

application/pdf

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