Farm

Armstrong Research and Demonstration Farm

Publication Date

2003

Abstract

The effects of swine gestation housing on sow and litter performance were evaluated at the Iowa State University Lauren Christian Swine Research and Demonstration Farm near Atlantic, IA. The gestation housing systems were 1) individual gestation crates in a mechanically ventilated, partially slatted floor, manure flush confinement building (CRATE); and 2) group pens in deep-bedded, naturally ventilated hoop structures (HOOP). The HOOP sows were fed in individual feed stalls. The sow genotypes were 1/4 Hampshire x 1/2 Yorkshire x 1/4 Landrace. Farrowing occurred every 2 weeks throughout the year.

Copyright Owner

Iowa State University

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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