Groepshuisvesting van zeugen tijdens de vroege dracht = Group housing of sows during early gestation

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This study investigated what the success factors and risk factors are for group housing for sows within 4 days post-insemination. We concluded that with each system of group housing good reproduction results and adequate welfare of the sows can be achieved at introducing the sows into the group within 4 days post-insemination. An animal-directed approach (i.e., attention for the individual animal’s needs), attention for farm management and farm optimisation, in other words, the farmer’s management, and an adequate rearing of gilts are important success factors
Original languageDutch
Place of PublicationLelystad
PublisherWageningen UR Livestock Research
Number of pages91
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Publication series

NameRapport / Wageningen UR Livestock Research
PublisherWageningen UR Livestock Research
ISSN (Print)1570-8616


  • animal welfare
  • sows
  • pig farming
  • pig housing
  • gestation period
  • reproduction
  • risk factors
  • group housing

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