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 Industry Partners

Prairie Swine Centre is an affiliate of the University of Saskatchewan

Prairie Swine Centre is grateful for the assistance of the George Morris Centre in developing the economics portion of Pork Insight.

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Improved Laying Areas for Sows

Posted in: Pork Insight Articles, Prairie Swine Centre, Swine Innovation by Ken Engele on March 23, 2018

 Improving the Laying Area for Gestating Sows

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:

Mr. Geert Geene, Amberley Bacon Company
Mr. Francis Veilleux, Ferme porcine L.V.
Mr. 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


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.

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