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All agonistic interactions at an electronic feeding station (displacements or keeping the feeding place) were recorded in continuous behavioural observations with infrared video technique during 3×48 hours at the beginning, in the middle and at the end of the fattening period with 93 pigs in a...

Author(s)
Schamun, S.; Hoy, S.
Publisher
Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart, Germany
Citation
Züchtungskunde, 2011, 83, 6, pp 426-438
Abstract

Pelleted and wet feeding systems were used to study the influence of social ranking on feeding station occupation in groups of 16 sows. The results showed a strong correlation between social rank and age, weight and number of litters. Larger, older sows were higher ranking than gilts, were able to...

Author(s)
Ritter, E.; Weber, R.
Citation
KTBL-Schrift, 1989, No. 336, pp 132-141
Abstract

32 German Landrace sows and their 259 piglets were observed. The formation of the teat order is generally completed within five to seven days. Sex and birthweight have no significant influence on the position of a piglet in the teat order; the same applies to the influence of birth sequence on...

Author(s)
Jones-Baade, R.; Schumacher, E.; Sambraus, H. H.
Citation
Berliner und Münchener Tierärztliche Wochenschrift, 1978, 91, 1, pp 1-5