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Unpublished Paper
Loading Gantry versus Traditional Chute for the Finisher Pig: Effect on Transportation and Packing Plant Losses
Animal Industry Report
  • Nick L. Berry, Iowa State University
  • Anna K. Johnson, Iowa State University
  • Thomas J. Baas, Iowa State University
  • Locke A. Karriker, Iowa State University
  • Kenneth J. Stalder, Iowa State University
Extension Number
ASL R2339
Publication Date
2008
Disciplines
Topic
Swine
Summary and Implications
Pig 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 Holder
Iowa State University
Language
en
Citation Information
Nick 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)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kenneth_stalder/85/