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In 2014 and 2015, a case study of conflicts related to porcine projects in Brittany demonstrated that the neighbours' fear of annoyance often explains the origin of the oppositions but this is not enough to explain the evolution towards a conflict. It also depends on the social or environmental...

Author(s)
Grannec, M. L.; Dezat, E.; Fiant, A.; Chenadec, H. le; Boudes, P.; Tilbeurgh, V. van; Delanoue, E.; Neumeister, D.; Christophe, S.
Publisher
Institut du Porc, Paris, France
Citation
Journées de la Recherche Porcine en France, 2017, 49, pp 301-306
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Two batches of 120 growing pigs were used to study the effects of the group composition (M: 10 males; F: 10 females; MF: 5 males and 5 females) and the slaughter strategy (one (1D) or two (2D) departures per pen) in a 3×2 factorial design. In the 2D treatment, the four heaviest pigs were...

Author(s)
Courboulay, V.; Leroy, C.; Poissonnet, A.; Chevillon, P.; Quiniou, N.
Publisher
Institut du Porc, Paris, France
Citation
Journées de la Recherche Porcine en France, 2014, 46, pp 255-260
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Two batches of 120 pigs (10 pigs/pen) were used to investigate the effect of four different objects on the behavior and body condition during the fattening period. In previous trials, an object (T) made of three plastic pipes strengthened with a chain and fixed to the floor was considered a good...

Author(s)
Courboulay, V.
Publisher
Institut du Porc, Paris, France
Citation
Journées de la Recherche Porcine en France, 2011, 43, pp 183-184
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Divergent selection for residual feed intake (RFI), defined as the feed consumed over (RFI+) or below (RFI-) the daily consumption predicted from maintenance and production requirements, was conducted in growing pigs to improve feed efficiency. The present study aimed at assessing the impact of...

Author(s)
Meunier-Salaün, M. C.; Guerin, C.; Billon, Y.; Priet, A.; Sellier, P.; Gilbert, H.
Publisher
Institut du Porc, Paris, France
Citation
Journées de la Recherche Porcine en France, 2011, 43, pp 181-182
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The evolution, during the fattening period, of body weight (BW) coefficient of variation (CV), rank and hierarchy, was studied according to initial BW CV (7% vs 21%) and the number of pigs per pen (10 vs 20) with a constant pen area. One hundred and twenty pigs were studied from 30 to 105 kg BW in...

Author(s)
Brossard, L.; Meunier-Salaün, M. C.; Dourmad, J. Y.; Lescoat, P.; Gardeur, J. N.
Publisher
Institut du Porc, Paris, France
Citation
Journées de la Recherche Porcine en France, 2011, 43, pp 179-180
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Social interactions among pigs raised in the same pen affect their individual performance. The genetic consequences on welfare of selection for pigs having a beneficial effect on the growth rate of penmates were estimated. Firstly, a positive correlation between direct and associative effects for...

Author(s)
Canario, L.; Rydhmer, L.; Roehe, R.; Lundeheim, N.; Lawrence, A.; Knol, E.; Bergsma, R.; Turner, S.
Publisher
Institut du Porc, Paris, France
Citation
Journées de la Recherche Porcine en France, 2010, 42, pp 155-160
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Growth performance, carcass quality, behaviour and general condition of crossbred (Pietrain × Large White) × (Large White × Landrace) boars, barrows and gilts were compared from a batch of pigs fed ad libitum and group-housed both during the postweaning (eight-nine pigs/pen) and the fattening (six...

Author(s)
Quiniou, N.; Courboulay, V.; Salaün, Y.; Chevillon, P.
Publisher
Institut du Porc, Paris, France
Citation
Journées de la Recherche Porcine en France, 2010, 42, pp 113-118
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Pig welfare research are numerous but mostly concerns industrial systems. The spontaneous sows's behaviour is still misrecognized. We studied an open air organic system in south of France (Hérault) of 48 sows, 4 boars, 450 fattening pigs. This study aimed to understanding the behaviour of sows...

Author(s)
Chartier, A.; Porcher, J.
Publisher
Institut du Porc, Paris, France
Citation
Journées de la Recherche Porcine en France, 2009, 41, pp 236-237
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Rearing practices in pig husbandry can be stressful for animals. Especially, mixing of unfamiliar pregnant sows and the consecutive fighting for establishing a social hierarchy can affect animals' welfare and physiology. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the impacts of a chronic social...

Author(s)
Couret, D.; Prunier, A.; Otten, W.; Puppe, B.; Meunier-Salaün, M. C.; Mounier, A. M.; Lefebvre, M.; Merlot, E.
Publisher
Institut du Porc, Paris, France
Citation
Journées de la Recherche Porcine en France, 2007, 39, pp 63-68
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The objective of the study was to compare two treatments, a prototype object (Object) or a distribution of straw via a rack (Straw). Each treatment was assigned to three pens in two rooms comprising six pens of 7 m2. Each pen was composed of 5 castrated males and 5 females. The floor was made up of ...

Author(s)
Courboulay, V.
Publisher
Institut du Porc, Paris, France
Citation
Journées de la Recherche Porcine en France, 2006, 38, pp 421-426

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