Neonatal mortality does not only depend on the design of the farrowing crate, but also on genetic and management factors, as well as litter size, especially with the increased use of hyper-prolific dam lines.
To prevent tail biting, animals must be able to express their exploratory behaviour in an appropriate manner. This article presents the points to consider when choosing the most appropriate material.
Foaming in swine manure is not a recent issue. The unusual aspect of foaming manure today is the significant increase in foaming events.
Having a correct lighting is basic for the productivity of the sow and the farm workers, and it can be increased considerably with solutions apart from artificial lighting.
This article summarizes the main points to beat heat stress in pigs.
Understanding potential causes of lameness can help reduce the levels of lameness in the breeding herd and thus improve farm productivity and sow welfare.
The most direct strategy to decrease the concentration in the air of airborne pathogens is dust reduction. This article describes the use of a particle ionization system called EPI.
From 1977 through 2013 the dressed slaughter weight for barrows and gilts has increased an average of 0.6 kg (1.3 lb) per year.