Review of Sow and Piglet Behaviour and Performance in Group Housing Systems for Lactating Sows

Studying multi-suckling and 'get-away' systems, researchers at Wageningen University found that both offered more opportunity for sows to express natural behaviour than individual housing systems, and there were also advantages for the piglets. Selection of suitable sows and the quality of the stockmanship were important for success, they commented.
calendar icon 11 March 2014
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