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Sow and Litter Performance of Individual Crate and Group Hoop Barn Gestation Housing Systems: A Progress Report

Authors: Mark S. Honeyman (Iowa State University) , Colin D. Johnson (Iowa State University)

  • Sow and Litter Performance of Individual Crate and Group Hoop Barn Gestation Housing Systems: A Progress Report

    Armstrong Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm

    Sow and Litter Performance of Individual Crate and Group Hoop Barn Gestation Housing Systems: A Progress Report

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Abstract

The effects of swine gestation housing on sow and litter performance were evaluated at the Iowa State University Lauren Christian Swine Research and Demonstration Farm near Atlantic, IA. The gestation housing systems were 1) individual gestation crates in a mechanically ventilated, partially slatted floor, manure flush confinement building (CRATE); and 2) group pens in deep-bedded, naturally ventilated hoop structures (HOOP). The HOOP sows were fed in individual feed stalls. The sow genotypes were 1/4 Hampshire x 1/2 Yorkshire x 1/4 Landrace. Farrowing occurred every 2 weeks throughout the year.

Keywords: Animal Science

How to Cite:

Honeyman, M. S. & Johnson, C. D., (2003) “Sow and Litter Performance of Individual Crate and Group Hoop Barn Gestation Housing Systems: A Progress Report”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2002(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2003
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