Loading Gantry versus Traditional Chute for the Finisher Pig: Effect on Transportation and Packing Plant LossesAnimal Industry Report
Extension NumberASL R2339
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, Locke A. Karriker, et al.. "Loading Gantry versus Traditional Chute for the Finisher Pig: Effect on Transportation and Packing Plant Losses" (2008)
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