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on July 17, 2017

How to minimize sow stress, aggression in group housing

Producers are increasing docility and maintaining efficiency with group sow housing.

Automatic sow feeders, coupled with strategic waterer placement allows sows to have a clean, comfortable sleeping area, according to Joel Phelps, pork producer and president of Great Lakes Hogs. The combination of these variables has reduced stress thus minimizing aggression, Phelps told the audience at the New World of Technology…

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