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Aggression when pigs are mixed into new social groups has negative impacts on welfare and production. Aggressive behaviour is moderately heritable and could be reduced by genetic selection. The possible wider impacts of selection for reduced aggressiveness on handling traits and activity in the...

Author(s)
D'Eath, R. B.; Roehe, R.; Turner, S. P.; Ison, S. H.; Farish, M.; Jack, M. C.; Lawrence, A. B.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Animal, 2009, 3, 11, pp 1544-1554
Abstract

A total of 640 Large White × Landrace growing pigs were assigned to 4 treatments in a 2 × 2 factorial arrangement (60 pigs, 3 drinkers; 20 pigs, 1 drinker; 60 pigs, 6 drinkers and 20 pigs, 2 drinkers). Drinker provision had no significant effect on water use (5.10, 3.88, 4.99 and 3.45 litres per...

Author(s)
Turner, S. P.; Edwards, S. A.; Bland, V. C.
Citation
Animal Science, 1998, 68, 4, pp 617-622