The behaviour, welfare, growth performance and meat quality of pigs housed in a deep-litter, large group housing system compared to a conventional confinement system

@article{Morrison2007TheBW,
  title={The behaviour, welfare, growth performance and meat quality of pigs housed in a deep-litter, large group housing system compared to a conventional confinement system},
  author={R. Morrison and L. Johnston and A. Hilbrands},
  journal={Applied Animal Behaviour Science},
  year={2007},
  volume={103},
  pages={12-24}
}
  • R. Morrison, L. Johnston, A. Hilbrands
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine
  • Applied Animal Behaviour Science
  • The behaviour, welfare, growth performance, and meat quality of deep-litter, large group-housed pigs were compared to pigs raised in a conventional housing system. Castrated males were housed from 9 weeks of age in a conventional housing (15 pigs/pen; 1.0 m 2 /pig) or deep-litter, large group housing system (90 pigs/pen; 1.7 m 2 /pig). Behavioural observations and stress physiology measurements were conducted at 9, 17 and 22 weeks of age. Thewillingness of the pigs to approach a novel object… CONTINUE READING
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