Loading Gantry Versus Traditional Chute for the Finisher Pig: Effect on Welfare Parameters at Time of MarketingAnimal Industry Report
Extension NumberASL R2338
Summary and ImplicationsPig mortalities from the farm to the harvest facility have been estimated to cost the U.S. swine industry over 55 million dollars annually. Improved understanding of the major factors impacting the behavioral and physiological responses of the finisher pig during transportation is needed.
Copyright HolderIowa State University
Citation InformationNick L. Berry, Anna K. Johnson, Thomas J. Baas, Kenneth J. Stalder, et al.. "Loading Gantry Versus Traditional Chute for the Finisher Pig: Effect on Welfare Parameters at Time of Marketing" (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kenneth_stalder/30/