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Weaner pigs produced outdoors outperform counterparts produced indoors

Payne, H.G., Mullan, B.P., Nicholls, R.R., McCullough, S.M. and Pluske, J.R. (2003) Weaner pigs produced outdoors outperform counterparts produced indoors. In: Manipulating Pig Production IX : proceedings of the Ninth Biennial Conference of Australasian Pig Science Association (Inc.) (APSA), 23 - 26 November, Fremantle, Western Australia p. 125.

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Abstract

Pigs produced in outdoor farrowing systems can outperform those produced in intensive indoor systems (Gentry et al. 2002). In this experiment we hypothesised that outdoor pigs would experience less of a growth check at weaning regardless of the post-weaning housing system (conventional or deep-litter pens).

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Publisher: Australasian Pig Science Association
Copyright: © 2003 Australasian Pig Science Association
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/28443
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