The Interaction of Group Size and Alley Width on the Movement of Near Market Pigs
The ease and speed of moving near-market pigs is of interest. Packing plants and farms move pigs in different group sizes due to facility design differences. Group size and alley width may affect how easy it is to handle pigs. Results indicate that the ideal moving conditions involve a group of four to eight pigs with an alley width of 0.9m.