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Piglet exposure to soil before weaning reduces the post-weaning growth check and increases carcass weight

Payne, H.G., Mullan, B.P., Nicholls, R.R., McCulloch, S.M. and Pluske, J.R. (2005) Piglet exposure to soil before weaning reduces the post-weaning growth check and increases carcass weight. In: Manipulating Pig Production X. Proceedings of the Tenth Biennial Conference of the Australasian Pig Science Association (APSA), 27 - 30 November, Christchurch, New Zealand p. 158.

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Abstract

Weaner pigs produced outdoors have been reported to experience less of a growth check after weaning and to dress out heavier than their indoor coounterparts reared in conventional or deep-litter pens (Payne et al., 2003). Pre-weaning nutritional differences that occur between indoor and outdoor production systems may influence subsequent performance. This study was carried out to investigate, in isolation from other physical and behavioural variables, the effects of offering substrates to piglets farrowed indoors that are commonly only available to piglets farrowed outdoors.

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Publisher: Australasian Pig Science Association
Copyright: © 2005 Australasian Pig Science Association (Inc)
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/28108
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