Management Economics

The effect of weaning age on behavior of commercial crossbred pigs

Authors
  • L. M. Hohenshell (Iowa State University)
  • D. C. Lay (Iowa State University)
  • Stephen P. Ford (Iowa State University)
  • Dean R. Zimmerman (Iowa State University)
  • J. E. Cunnick (Iowa State University)

Abstract

Data collected in this study showed that pigs weaned at approximately 10 days of age manipulated other pen-mates more frequently, spent more time play/fighting, and had greater average daily gains soon after weaning when compared with pigs weaned at approximately 30 days of age. Pigs from both treatments were reared in the same environment; therefore, differences were not likely related to a lack of immune system activation.

Keywords: ASL R1493

How to Cite:

Hohenshell, L. M., Lay, D. C., Ford, S. P., Zimmerman, D. R. & Cunnick, J. E., (1998) “The effect of weaning age on behavior of commercial crossbred pigs”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 1(1).

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01 Jan 1998
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