Management Economics

Pig Crushing Mortality by Hut Type In Outdoor Farrowing

Authors
  • Mark S. Honeyman (Iowa State University)
  • Wayne B. Roush (Iowa State University)

Abstract

This study emphasizes the difference in pig crushing mortality rates in various outdoor farrowing hut types and suggests that huts with a larger floor space may help reduce preweaning pig crushing. Mothering ability by the sow may be particularly important in outdoor systems where the sows have greater freedom and mobility.

Keywords: ASL R1389

How to Cite:

Honeyman, M. S. & Roush, W. B., (1997) “Pig Crushing Mortality by Hut Type In Outdoor Farrowing”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 1(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 1997
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