Effect van licht, groepsgrootte en schuilwand op gedrag van beren = Effect of light, group size and hiding walls on behaviour of boars

C.M.C. van der Peet-Schwering, L.M.P. Troquet, H.M. Vermeer, G.P. Binnendijk

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Abstract

At Pig Innovation Centre Sterksel it was investigated whether mounting and aggressive behaviour of boars can be reduced by: 1) green light or an increasing light schedule; 2) more total space per pen (24 pigs versus 12 pigs); 3) a hiding wall. Green light, increasing light schedule, more space and a hiding wall did not reduce mounting behaviour. Increasing light however did reduce aggressive behaviour around delivery of the pigs.
Original languageDutch
Place of PublicationLelystad
PublisherWageningen UR Livestock Research
Number of pages40
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameRapport / Wageningen UR Livestock Research
PublisherWageningen UR Livestock Research
No.663
ISSN (Print)1570-8616

Keywords

  • pig farming
  • boars
  • animal behaviour
  • aggressive behaviour
  • light regime
  • group size
  • animal welfare
  • animal housing

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van der Peet-Schwering, C. M. C., Troquet, L. M. P., Vermeer, H. M., & Binnendijk, G. P. (2013). Effect van licht, groepsgrootte en schuilwand op gedrag van beren = Effect of light, group size and hiding walls on behaviour of boars. (Rapport / Wageningen UR Livestock Research; No. 663). Lelystad: Wageningen UR Livestock Research.