Temple Grandin Colorado State University

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Welfare of Pigs During Transport

Publish Date: 04/13/2012

The purpose of this paper is to review the most important scientific information on pig welfare during transport and to provide practical information.


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Handling Pigs

Publish Date: 04/05/2012

Gentle handling and good husbandry practices will improve swine productivity. Reproductive performance tends to be high on farms where sows show little fear of humans, while on farms where sows are fearful of humans, reproductive performance is lower. Research shows that the performance of finishing pigs is positively affected by good stockmanship. Mistreated finishing pigs have lower weight gains.


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