Availability of Resources, Models, and Training Programs

By Cynthia P Smith


Information regarding the well-being of swine is often presented to producers as a hot topic. Developing legislative issues will continue to keep swine housing and well-being at the forefront. However interest in swine housing and well-being is not new. In the United States studies have been conducted on sow housing, problems associated with weaning, mixing pigs, handling, and environmental enrichment, for over twenty years. As with all scientific research as information is gained more questions remain to be answered. Therefore the task of providing the producer with information to make farm management decisions is not easy but a baseline of data does exist. During the following presentation information resources related to swine well-being, care, and housing, that are accessible using a personal computer, the internet, and the services of a local public library will be explored.