Tag Archive: animal behavior, breeding, sow aggression, welfare
Aug 25, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Scientists aim to breed out sow aggressionScientists at Michigan State University (MSU) are hoping to help pig producers improve herd welfare thanks to a $1 million project aimed at finding ways to breed out sow aggression.
May 19, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Understanding animal behavior helps ensure better piglet careWatching 21-day old piglets that just left their mothers being placed in a nursery barn takes a special “sixth” sense to understand what they’re feeling.
May 19, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Technology, veterinary care helping to improve pig health, production on Illinois swine farmNess farm pigs get dessert before dinner. The Ness’ production system uses a liquid byproduct from an ice cream manufacturer to supply fat and energy to their pigs’ diet.