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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...

Brossard, L.; Meunier-Salaün, M. C.; Dourmad, J. Y.; Lescoat, P.; Gardeur, J. N.
Institut du Porc, Paris, France
Journées de la Recherche Porcine en France, 2011, 43, pp 179-180

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...

Ann. Rech. vet., 1970, 1, pp 107-116