G R. Carlisle University of Illinois

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Confinement Sow Gestation and Boar Housing

Publish Date: 06/03/2006

A major concern in a swine production system is proper management of the pregnant sow. In the past, sows usually have been sheltered in open-front buildings, barns or portable houses on pasture or dry lot. Only a relatively small percentage of breeding herds have been continuously confined.


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