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In experiments using the Edinburgh family pen system of pig production, changing the structural layout of the pens had little effect on the behaviour of the pigs. Time budgets did not differ and aggression levels were low. Over a 3-year study, the farrowing rate was 2.32, with an average litter...

Author(s)
Wood-Gush, D. G. M.
Publisher
Kuratorium für Technik und Bauwesen in der Landwirtschaft, D-6100 Darmstadt 12, German Federal Republic
Citation
Proceedings of the International Congress on Applied Ethology in Farm Animals, Skara, 1988., 1988, pp 337-344
Abstract

Observations were carried out on a group of twenty autumn born Friesian heifer calves from birth until calving at about 25 months of age. They were reared in different ways: (I) Calf house, where from 48 h of age they were individually penned. (II) Group housed indoors. At weaning they were housed...

Author(s)
Kerr, S. G. C.; Wood-Gush, D. G. M.
Citation
Behavioural Processes, 1987, 15, 1, pp 1-16