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.
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)|
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