Pre-Slaughter Management News

News published on May 18, 2009:
Loading and unloading pigs for transport is stressful, since this may be a novel situation for the pig (Grandin 1997). Pigs have evolved to treat novel situations as dangerous (Grandin 1997). Their reaction wil...
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OMAFRA publication
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News published on April 24, 2009:
The purpose of the study was to understand the factors associated with in-transit losses in finisher pigs in Ontario. It looked at transport losses in finisher pigs between the time they leave the farm to the t...
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OMAFRA Pork News & Views newsletter
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News published on March 20, 2009:
When handled through the same facilities, pigs from large and small groups required similar levels of force during handling. However, pigs from large groups tended to load more quickly. Pigs from the two treatm...
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Prairie Swine Centre Inc.
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News published on January 8, 2009:
One of the biggest pork quality problems is pale, soft, exudative (PSE) pork. Physiologically the quality of the meat is dependent upon its ultimate pH, which is determined by conversion of glycogen to lactic a...
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Virginia Cooperative Extension Livestock Update
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News published on December 2, 2008:
Death losses during transportation in Canada may be low (0.10%), but the total loss amounts to approximately 16,000 pigs per year. In addition, other pigs arrive at the processing plant as 'suspect' animals due...
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Prairie Swine Centre Inc. news
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News published on April 29, 2008:
When pigs are transported over long distances, we do not know very much about their behaviour and welfare. Scientists from the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences at the University of Aarhus intend to rectify that...
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Aarhus University/Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
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News published on March 26, 2008:
The slaughterhouse’s holding pen – known also as lairage – is the end of the line for hogs on their way through the food chain. It can also be the beginning of the line for the spread of pathogenic Salmonella i...
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Newswise Science News
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News published on November 13, 2006:
Producers make daily management decisions for the best practice of their property and the welfare of their pigs. However, these decisions are now being viewed under tighter scrutiny due to the introduction of P...
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Australian Pork Limited
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News published on October 26, 2006:
The Farm Animal Council of Saskatchewan Inc. (FACS) together with the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board is pleased to the “Award of Distinction for Hog Transportation Handling.” Quality animal care and we...
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Farm Animal Council of Saskatchewan - Sask Pork
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News published on September 25, 2006:
Producers make daily management decisions for the best practice of their property and the welfare of their pigs. However, these decisions are now being viewed under tighter scrutiny due to the introduction of P...
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Australian Pork Limited
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