Housing and Welfare of Sows during Gestation

  • Dr. Jeremy N. Marchant-Forde
Over the last few decades, sow housing has generally moved from somewhat extensive systems towards intensive systems, with sows housed indoors, in non-bedded individual enclosures called gestation crates or stalls. These housing systems offer some benefits for the farmer, such as housing more sows per unit area compared with loose housing systems… CONTINUE READING