Influence of feeder type on the performance and behaviour of weaned pigs

Niamh O'Connell, V.E. Beattie, R.N. Weatherup

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Abstract

In this study, 1124 week-old pigs were allocated at weaning in groups of 20 to one of five feeder types. These consisted of two multi-space designs ('dry' and 'wet and dry'), two feeders with communal troughs ('communal-rectangular' and 'communal-circular') and a single-space feeder. All feeders supplied water except the 'dry' multi-space feeder, Feed disappearance was higher and food conversion was poorer with 'wet and dry' multi-space feeders than with all other feeder types (P
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-17
Number of pages5
JournalLivestock Production Science
Volume74
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • veterinary(all)

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