Drinker to Nursery Pigs Ratio: Effects on Drinking Behavior and PerformanceAnimal Industry Report
Extension NumberASL R2335
Summary and ImplicationsThe effect of pig ratio to cup waterers was evaluated to determine changes on pig drinking behavior and performance. Ratios of 1:25 (treatment 1), 1:12 (treatment 2), and 1:8 (treatment 3) were studied. Treatment 3 drank more frequently than those provide with one or two cup waterers per pen. There was a trend for pigs provided 2 or 3 cup waterers in a pen to have increased average daily gains. While further research is needed to quantify and confirm these findings, a nursery providing a ratio closer to published guidelines may lead to increase performance.
Copyright HolderIowa State University
Citation InformationLarry J. Sadler, Jill R. Garvey, Tony J. Uhlenkamp, Ciara J. Jackson, et al.. "Drinker to Nursery Pigs Ratio: Effects on Drinking Behavior and Performance" (2008)
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