Effect of dietary fibre and feeding system on activity and oral behaviour of group housed gilts
Contributor(s):: Brouns, F., Edwards, S. A., English, P. R.
The low feeding level common in practice for dry sows has been linked to the occurrence of stereotypies. A total of 54 gilts were allocated to three treatments and housed in groups of 6 in straw bedded pens with individual feeding stalls. The treatments consisted of control (C) 2.0 kg of a...
Variation in maternal behaviour and production of sows in integrated loose housing systems in Norway
Contributor(s):: Boe, K.
In studies of pig production data on 15 farms, the number of liveborn piglets per litter was somewhat lower and the losses from farrowing to weaning slightly higher in than the average of Norwegian herds. Maternal behaviour was studied on 9 of the farms. The time the sow spent with her piglets...