Effect van mengen en verplaatsen op de gezondheid van biologische biggen

H.M. Vermeer, H. Altena, H.A.M. Spoolder, G.P. Binnendijk

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Time of mixing and relocation was examined in 60 litters to improve health, daily gain and welfare of just weaned organic piglets. Mixing two weeks before weaning did not improve the results compared to mixing at weaning. Leaving the pigs in the farrowing pen after weaning did not improve the results compared to relocating them to a specific rearing pen. All piglets were kept in groups of 30. Labour reduction and efficient use of the housing facilities may be the main reason to choose for the “not moving” option. The expected results may be met in smaller groups of 10 in stead of the group size of 30 in this experiment.
Original languageDutch
Place of Publicationonbekend
PublisherPraktijkonderzoek Veehouderij (PV)
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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NamePraktijkRapport / Animal Sciences Group, Praktijkonderzoek : Varkens
PublisherPraktijkonderzoek Veehouderij (PV)


  • organic farming
  • pig farming
  • piglet production
  • pig housing
  • farrowing houses
  • farrowing pens

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