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1. In 2 trials pigs penned in groups ranging from 3 to 12 were observed. In each pen the trough space was 1 m. Feed was usually pelleted, for 2 groups it was a wet mash. Pigs were fed twice or 3 times a day with amounts based on liveweight. Actual fighting and blows exchanged during feeding were...

Author(s)
DANTZER, R.
Citation
Ann. Rech. vet., 1970, 1, pp 107-116
Abstract

The relationship between weight gain, time at the trough and rank in the social hierarchy was studied. Aggression does not influence the length of feeding time among animals of the same group. Rank depends mainly on an animal's sex and weight; castrated heavy males are usually at the top. Weight...

Author(s)
Dantzer, R.
Citation
Ann. Rech. vet., 1970, 1, pp 107-116