Swine

Loading Gantry versus Traditional Chute for the Finisher Pig: Effect on Transportation and Packing Plant Losses

Authors
  • Nick L. Berry (Iowa State University)
  • Anna K. Johnson (Iowa State University)
  • Thomas J. Baas (Iowa State University)
  • Locke A. Karriker (Iowa State University)
  • Kenneth J. Stalder (Iowa State University)

Abstract

Pig mortalities from the farm to the harvest facility have been estimated to cost the U.S. swine industry over 55 million dollars annually. Improved understanding of the major factors impacting the behavioral and physiological responses of the finisher pig during transportation is needed.

Keywords: ASL R2339

How to Cite:

Berry, N. L., Johnson, A. K., Baas, T. J., Karriker, L. A. & Stalder, K. J., (2008) “Loading Gantry versus Traditional Chute for the Finisher Pig: Effect on Transportation and Packing Plant Losses”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 5(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/ans_air-180814-139

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Published on
01 Jan 2008
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