Effect of Pen Density on Nursery Pig Performance
Purdue University 1997 Swine Research Report. The implementation of improved health management strategies including segregated early weaning and all-in, all-out rearing has resulted in increased post-weaning growth. The improved growth rate in turn results in pigs achieving 60 to 70 lbs. live weight after 6 to 8 weeks in the nursery. Limited research has been conducted evaluating the optimal pen density required to maximize performance of rapidly growing nursery pigs achieving 60 to 70 lbs. live weight by 10 weeks of age.