Housing of Farrowing and Lactating Sows in Non-Crate Systems

The proceedings of a conference that was held in Copenhagen, Denmark in June 2008. Edited by Lene Juul Pedersen and Vivi Aarestrup Moustsen, they were published at the end of last year.
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To see the full proceedings of the meeting in PDF format, click here, or click on the titles below for individual papers.

  • Breeding for improved piglet survival in non crate systems: the UK perspective - Sandra Edwards, Rainer Roehe and Alistair Lawrence
  • Neonatal piglet mortality: outdoor production versus indoor pen-housing in relation to breeding for improved survival - Emma M. Baxter
  • Neonatal piglet mortality: crates versus indoor pen housing in relation to breeding for improved survival - Lene J. Pedersen
  • Piglet mortality on farms using farrowing systems with and without crates - Beat Wechsler
  • Research activities in Norway on sow behaviour, farrowing environment and management: piglet mortality: importance of maternal behaviour and investment in the litter, management and factors related to the farrowing pen - Inger Lise Andersen
  • Important pen features and management in farrowing pens for loose housed sows - Lene J. Pedersen
  • Prototype pens and functional systems - Vivi Aarestrup Moustsen and Lene J. Pedersen
  • Trends and developments of farrowing pens - Bo Algers
  • Welfare and economic aspects of non-crate farrowing systems - Johannes Baumgartner
  • A producer's perspective on farrowing pens for loose housed sows - Svend Erik Dalsgaard Justesen
  • The Danish Animal Welfare Society's perspective on farrowing pens for loose housed sows - Birgitte Damm
  • Challenges regarding pen design, productivity and experiences related to production of pork for the global market - Niels-Peder Nielsen

May 2009
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