Using pig behaviour to optimize pen design

By Bernard Peet, Pork Industry Consultant, Lacombe, Canada. In these days of fully slatted pen floors, there is a tendency to think that pen shape and layout is less important than when part slatted and solid floors were more widely used. If pigs dung in the "wrong" place, it isn't really a problem in a fully slatted pen, whereas it may mean a lot of work scraping pens where the lying area has a solid floor.
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