Factors Affecting the Transportation of Market-weight Pigs

Experiments in Canada reveal that pigs take longer to load into and double-decker trailers than pot-bellied trailers but the reverse occurs at unloading and there were differences in behaviour during lairage. Ramps and tight turns slowed the pigs' movement. Season affected the pigs slipping, falling and lairage resting behaviour.
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