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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3

Authors

P. Beck

Keywords

Swine, farrowing pens, Pig housing.

First Page Number

201

Last Page Number

210

Abstract

HIGH death rates among young pigs have caused serious concern in the pig-raising industry for many years, and today—despite improved pig husbandry techniques it is estimated that 20 to 25 per cent, of all pigs born die before they reach weaning age.

A recent successful move to curtail piglet mortality is the round farrowing house developed at the Ruakura Animal Research Station, New Zealand. The house consists of an exterior circular wall of some good insulating material— usually concrete.

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