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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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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
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