Laying Area


VIDEO CLIP ON IMPROVING THE LAYING AREAS OF GROUP-HOUSED GESTATING SOWS
 - VIDEO (2:56)

Summary: This video clip contains testimonials from hog producers who participated in a project focused on strategies to improve laying areas for gestating sows housed in groups. As part of this project, devices to fill the gaps between slats were installed in the sow pens (Photos 1 and 2).

Three farms across Canada participated in this project and we would like to thank these producers:
  • M. Geert Geene, Amberley Bacon Company
  • M. Francis Veilleux, Ferme porcine L.V.
  • M. Ken Waldner, Matador Colony


Photo 1: Mr. Geert Geene, Amberley Bacon Company, installing « slat gap covers » to fill the spaces between the slats


Photo 2: Sows sleeping on the section with « slat gap covers »

For more information:
Optimizing flooring and social management of group housed gestating sows

Acknowledgments:
This project was funded by Swine Innovation Porc within the Swine Cluster 2: Driving Results Through Innovation research program. Funding was provided by Agriculture and Agri‐Food Canada through the AgriInnovation Program, provincial producer organizations and industry partners.