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Organic pigs do not tolerate crowding

Published: 06 September 2011

Pigs from organic herds may have more difficulties than pigs from conventional herds to manage congestion at slaughter transport. This was pointed out by Karolina Thorell in her degree project.

The study compared how organically and conventionally raised pigs handled crowded situations. The results suggest that the organically reared pigs have more difficulties to endure congestion, probably because they are used to having access to larger areas.