A large-scale trial in Denmark shows piglet mortality in free-farrowing
remains a problem but results also indicate that sows eat more, milk better and
piglets wean at heavier weights compared with crate systems. Coming this winter:
more research to reduce piglet mortality in no-crate systems and to find ways of
selecting sows for best mothering ability in such
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