Tag Archive: herd health, tail biting, welfare
Aug 14, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on High health herd helps Finnish producers tackle tail biting challengeFocusing on running high-health herds and lowering stress levels is helping hog farmers in Finland prevent tail biting in non-docked pigs.
Apr 23, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Estrus suppression boosts gilt welfare, productivity in CanadaDelaying sexual maturity in gilts is helping pig producers in Canada streamline their production systems while improving carcass quality and animal welfare.
Sep 17, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Enrichment helps reduce sow stress and piglet mortalityEnriching sow environments during pregnancy can help improve sow welfare and increase piglet survival, scientists say.
Sep 17, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on 3D cameras help limit tail biting in pigsA high-tech system which uses 3D cameras to spot tail movements in pigs could soon help farmers identify the early signs of tail biting, scientists in the UK have discovered.
Sep 28, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Greenway: ‘Don’t be afraid to engage’ consumers on antibiotics, welfarePork producers should find more ways to engage with consumers and share their stories about responsible antibiotic use and welfare, says Brad Greenway, America’s Pig Farmer of the Year in 2016.
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.