Breeding for improved welfare of pigs, is it technically achievable in practice?

@inproceedings{Kanis2002BreedingFI,
  title={Breeding for improved welfare of pigs, is it technically achievable in practice?},
  author={Egbert Kanis and Karel H. de Greef and Henk van den Belt and Ab F. Groen and Jan-Kees Schakel and A. Van Wageningen},
  year={2002}
}
INTRODUCTION During the process of domestication pigs have been gradually adapted to man and to the environmental conditions man provides. This resulted in clear differences between the wild boar and the various modern pig breeds that are currently used for pork production, not only for exterior and production related traits, but also for behavioural traits. Domesticated pigs are, for example, generally calmer and less sensitive to changes in their environment (e.g. Špinka et al., 2000; Price… CONTINUE READING

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