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Ontario Pork - Making the Switch to Group Housing Part 3
Ontario Pork - Making the Switch to Group Housing Part 3Publisher: No Advertiser
Where: Informational
Origin: CanadaCanada
When: 2009
Language: English

Making the Switch to Group Housing: Part 3

Understanding sow behaviour is the key to designing gestation opens that maximize returns while minimizing problems associated with aggressive encounters between sows.

It is natural sow behaviour to form dominance hierarchies when they perceive that their resources (primarily food) are limited. If a housing system is designed in such a way that competition for food, water and preferred resting places are unnecessary or unproductive, sows waste little energy on aggressive encounter.

Categories: Pig Health, Pig Welfare

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