Welfare issues concerning pig housing are becoming
prominent in North America. The US and Canada are rapidly moving away from the
use of gestation crates for sows - following similar developments in the
European Union six years ago. In this series, Pig Progress takes a closer look,
into the alternatives and into the sows' needs.
Keywords: sows, group housing, USA, Smithfield, Murphy-Brown
Source: Pig Progress magazine. Issue 23.6
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