Management Economics

Piglet Mortality in Various Hut Types for Outdoor Farrowing


This study documents differences in pig crushing mortality rates in various outdoor farrowing hut types. Larger huts with the door in the corner and space for piglets to stay away from and protected from the sow had lower crushing losses. Mothering ability by the sow may be particularly important in outdoor systems where the sows have greater freedom and mobility

Keywords: ASL R1680

How to Cite:

Honeyman M. S. & Roush W. B. & Penner A. D., (2000) “Piglet Mortality in Various Hut Types for Outdoor Farrowing”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 1(1).



Published on
01 Jan 2000
Peer Reviewed