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The interviews presented below have been done with researchers and experts involved in projects and activities supported by Swine Innovation Porc that are related to animal welfare


Researchers Compare Performance of Gestating Sows Mixed Under Static and Dynamic Mixing

December 20, 2022

Record Keeping Key to Determining Reasons for Death Loss of Sows and Removals From the Breeding Herd

December 15, 2022

Researchers Examine Risk Factors For Weaned Piglets During Transport

November 28, 2022


Research Provides Insight into the Effects of Transport on Weaner Pigs

March 26, 2021

Effects of Long Versus Short Duration Transport Different But Equal

March 19, 2021


Scientists Seek Strategies to Reduce Sow Mortality

October 23, 2020

Understanding Stress During Transport Key to Minimising Impact

August 21, 2020

Producer Survey Examines Factors that Lead to Culling of Sows

October 13, 2020

Long Distance Transport Results in Greater Physiological Effects on Weaned Pigs than Short Distance Transport

August 13, 2020

Research Gives New Insight into Stress During Transport

September 2, 2020

Pork Producers Invited to Assist in Sow Culling Study

July 29, 2020


Researchers Work to Improve Piglet Comfort During Transport

December 6, 2019

Researchers Target Improved Comfort During Transport

September 20, 2019

Canadian Swine Producer Survey Expected to Help Identify Best Sow Management Practices

August 30, 2019

Simplified Post Mortem Methods and Expanded Data Collection Expected to Shed Light on Sow Mortality

June 6, 2019

Research to Benefit Shippers of Young Pigs

October 30, 2019

Research to Provide Produces and Regulators Direction on Pig Transport

September 12, 2019

Scientists Seek to Identify Management Factors that Influence Sow and Piglet Welfare and Productivity

June 21, 2019

Scientists Work to Improve Sow Productivity and Piglet Vitality Under Group Housing

May 24, 2019

Scientists Seek Strategies to Reduce Stress During Transport

October 25, 2019

Scientists Examine Effects of Transport on Early-Weaned Piglets

September 6, 2019

Research Focuses on Improving Sow Welfare and Productivity

June 10, 2019

Scientists Investigate Reasons for Increase in Sow Mortality

May 10, 2019


Slat and Gap Width Influences Sow Foot Health

December 18, 2018

Sow Foot Health Improves with Use of Rubberized Concrete Floor Coatings

November 23, 2018

Gestating Sows Benefit from Narrow Slat and Slot Widths

September 21, 2018

Electronic Sow Feeding Wave of the Future for Gestating Sows

June 22, 2018

Acidification and Fermentation Improve Low Quality Feed Grains

May 1, 2018

Group Size Can Influence Aggression Among Group Housed Sows

December 13, 2018

Rubberised Concrete Floor Coverings Offer Potential to Improve Sow Foot Health

October 30, 2018

Narrower Slat and Gap Width Flooring Benefits Sow Foot Health

September 9, 2018

Sow Herd Productivity Under Group Housing Similar to Stall Housing

June 15, 2018

Feeding System Primary Consideration when Managing Sows In Loose Housing

November 30, 2018

Space Allowance Influences Nursery Pig Productivity and Behavior 

September 26, 2018

Pork Producers Pleased with Moves to Group Sow Housing

July 17, 2018

Sow Barn Renovation Costs Lower than Projected

June 4, 2018


Group Sow Housing Offers Opportunity to Reduce Energy Costs

October 13, 2017

Researchers Identify Strategies For Reducing Aggression Among Group Housed Sows

September 21, 2017

Access to Research Improves Decision Making When Moving to Group Sow Housing

August 24, 2017

Non-Competitive Feeding Allows Greater Range of Weight and Larger Group Size

October 5, 2017

Advanced Planning Key When Converting to Group Housing

September 14, 2017

Right Facility Design Right People Key to Successful Conversion to Group Housing

February 8, 2017

Right Diets and Right Volumes Critical to Peak Sow Productivity

October 2, 2017

Adoption of Group Housing Varies by Region

September 5, 2017


Improved Concrete Floor Design Extends Sow Longevity

December 20, 2016

Research Shows Fan Bank Ventilation Effective in Regulating Swine Body Temperature

October 14, 2016

Improved Slatted Floor Design Expected to Improve Sow Health and Comfort

July 7, 2016

New Sow Housing Conversion Web Site Launched

January 8, 2016

Interest in Converting to Group Sow Housing Accelerates

November 28, 2016

Research Suggests Space Allowance Requirements Could be Reduced for Nursery Pigs

September 30, 2016

Providing Piglets Enrichments Early in Life Leads to Benefits Later On

February 17, 2016

Scientists Examine Effects of Vibration in Transit on Pig Comfort and Meat Quality

October 21, 2016

Research Provides Insight into Effects of Stocking Density on Nursery Pig Performance

September 22, 2016

Enriched Environments Offer Potential to reduce Aggressions Among Group Housed Sows

February 12, 2016


Sow Operations Sought to Participate in Group Sow Housing Conversion Project

October 28, 2015

Pork Producers Consider Sow Barn Conversion to Comply with New Pig Code Requirements

April 22, 2015

New Web Site to Provide Information on Converting Sow Barns to Group Housing

January 23, 2015

Project Aims to Provide Information to Producers Planning Conversions to Group Sow Housing

October 15, 2015

Changes to Pig Code Stimulates Increasing Interest in Sow Housing Research

April 20, 2015

Researchers Target Improved Management of Various Aspects of Group Housing

January 16, 2015

Sow Farms Invited to Consider Participation in National Sow Housing Conversion Project

June 26, 2015

Mixing Sows According to Parity Improves Overall Performance

March 20, 2015


Researchers Explore Options for Converting From Stall Housing to Group Housing

December 24, 2014

News Tools to Assist in Converting From Stall to Group Housing Expected in Early 2015

December 4, 2014

Training Sows Presents Biggest Challenges When Adopting ESF Systems

November 17, 2014

Scientists Assess Impact of Time of Mixing on Sow Productivity

December 17, 2014

Study to Examine Benefits of Water Sprinkling and Ventilation Fans in Reducing Heat Stress During Transport

November 27, 2014

Decisions Regarding Sow Housing Conversion Vary Regionally

November 5, 2014

Flooring Design Changes Expected to Help Reduce Lameness Among Group Housed Gestating Sows

December 12, 2014

Researchers Look to Identify Optimal Space Allowance to Maximize Productivity of Nursery Pigs

November 21, 2014


New Euthanasia Device for Piglets Now Commercially Available

February 15, 2013


New Device Eases Stress of Euthanasia

September 4, 2012

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