Sows housed in groups: results of the first building conversions and site conditions under environmental enrichment methods: two essentials for compliance with the Code


Status:
Completed

Fact sheet
Power Point Presentation - Enrichment (French)
Power Point Presentation - Feeding Systems - Group-housed Sows (French)
Feature - Porc Québec magazine - Sows housed in groups: the Quebec experience (French)
Feature - Porc Québec magazine - Enriching the living space of pigs to comply with the Code (French)
 

Expertise:
Building and livestock management

Aim / objectives:
Compile and communicate to Quebec swine farmers information regarding the first conversions of maternity units to group housing of gestating sows and explain the different environment enrichment methods for living space, not only for sows housed in groups but also for pigs in finishing units.

Project Manager:
Sébastien Turcotte
CDPQ Team:
Valérie Dufour; Marie-Aude Ricard