Behavioural Diversity in Groups of Juvenile Pigs
Individual differences in pig behaviour may be strategies of coping with a challenging environment. Pig performance varies and this may be related to individual behavioural characteristics. Three main factors were identified regarding personality. These included responses to social displacement activities, response to humans and moving down a novel corridor with ease. Positive human responses were related to confidence, while movement related to exploration and social displacement was related to aggression levels. This will lead to possible grouping strategies in the future.
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