Behavioural uniformity or diversity? Effects on behaviour and performance following regrouping in pigs

@inproceedings{Hayne2006BehaviouralUO,
  title={Behavioural uniformity or diversity? Effects on behaviour and performance following regrouping in pigs},
  author={Stephanie M. Hayne and Harold W. Gonyou},
  year={2006}
}
Behavioural differences among pigs can be reliably determined using the human approach test. This study investigated the theory of ‘pre-forming’ a stable hierarchy based on behavioural composition. While in the nursery with littermates, 222 pigs were individually tested in two human approach tests and classified as either being slow, medium, or fast to approach a novel person. Pigs were then regrouped at eight weeks of age. Groups of 12 pigs, consisting of either all slow (uniform slow), all… CONTINUE READING
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