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A few observations about pigs – are first impressions true?

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  1. A few observations about pigs – are first impressions true?

  2. Pigs – the mortgage lifters

  3. A Global Perspective Which country produces the most pigs? Which cultures consume the most pork?

  4. What factors influence swine housing and the size of swine farms?

  5. Living high on the hogs a low investment, low intensity operation

  6. Historical housing for swine Issues: labor land use (more recently - environmental regulations)

  7. Housing for Modern Pig Production Grower & Finishing Breeding & Gestation Nursery Farrowing

  8. Pig Production in China – use of resources (labor)

  9. Does the size of a swine operation affect animal well-being?

  10. What factors influence swine housing and the size of swine farms?

  11. Farrowing Crate - secure housing for the baby pig?

  12. Cargill – open front building

  13. Swine Confinement Housing Hoop – Structure J. Britt, NCSU. Curtain-sided, natural ventilation structure J. Britt, NCSU.

  14. Sow gestation housing – individual crates

  15. Individual Sow Gestation Crates - why?

  16. Todd and the friendly boar – a lesson in photography!

  17. Overcrowding?

  18. Or selective photography?

  19. Low animal density affects dunging patterns

  20. Gestation crate

  21. When mixed – pigs fight to establish dominance within a group

  22. Low cost group housing for gestating sows

  23. Total confinement housing for gestating sows

  24. Overfeeding gestating sows increases embryonic death and decreases litter size

  25. Low cost group housing for gestating sows

  26. Open front group housing for gestating sows

  27. Cuts & abrasions in group housing for gestating sows

  28. What about pigs and the environment? Do new environmental regulations alter the types of housing facilities for swine?

  29. Phosphorus and aquatic plant growth- impacts swine production Lake Mendota

  30. A typical day in the life of a pig?

  31. Gestating sows in wooded areas

  32. Problems in Swine Housing ventilation manure management Tail-biting in pigs – a ventilation issue?

  33. Engineering principles for ventilation in swine housing

  34. Farrowing Crate - secure housing for the baby pig?