Selection against aggressiveness in pigs at re-grouping: practical application and implications for long-term behavioural patterns
Contributor(s):: Turner, S. P., D'Eath, R. B., Roehe, R., Lawrence, A. B.
The routine mixing of pigs causes aggression that cannot be greatly reduced by low-cost environmental changes. The variability and heritability of aggressiveness are discussed and both appear adequate to make selection against aggressiveness worthwhile in grower-stage pigs. Selection would...
Self-evaluation of animal welfare by the farmer: a report of application on Austrian cattle farms
Contributor(s):: Ofner, E., Schmid, E., Schrock, E., Troxler, J., Hausleitner, A.
It is not sufficient to merely publish regulations and strictly control them to improve the living conditions of farm animals. The farmer must receive precise information, understand the individual measures and be able to act with personal responsibility. A new animal welfare law has been in...