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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

How much Floor Space does a Pregnant Sow need in a Group-Housing System with Electronic Sow Feeders?

Yuzhi Li, Associate Professor
West Central Research and Outreach Center, Morris


Determining floor space allowance for gestating sows can be controversial because more floor space for the sow means less output (profitability) per square foot for the producer. On the other hand, less floor space can compromise sow welfare and performance. In a recent project, we set-out to determine the minimal floor space required for gestating sows. Read more.

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