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Thursday, 21 April 2011

Choice stalls research: more pigs per litter

At our last Nuffield meeting, Alan Stewart of Harper Adams University Collge gave an overview of recent research. There were a couple of interesting points on using choice stalls:

  • Sows were more comfortable in choice stalls rather than stalls that were shut outside feeding time, meaning submissive sows had to lay in the dung passage

  • The reproductive performance of sows in choice stalls was 1.5/pigs per litter higher
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