Nulmeting varkensstaarten aan de slachtlijn anno 2022

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To monitor the pig tails in the Netherlands on the route to a pig husbandry without tail docking 36.000 tails from 270 farms were scored at the slaughter line. During 12 monthly visits in 2022 at three locations we recorded video footage and tails were assessed at the office on tail length and lesions. The length scores showed clear longer tails for the pigs in the welfare concepts including the organic pigs. The lesion scores were not different among the welfare concepts and were relatively low. The results were corrected to the retail concept ratio of all the pigs slaughtered in the Netherlands and can be used as a reference for future measurements.
Original languageDutch
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen Livestock Research
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - 2023

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NameRapport / Wageningen Livestock Research

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