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Finishing Pigs Systems Research

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Research partners: Defra, AHDB Pork and MLC

Duration: 2000-2005 

Aims and objectives

  • To explore the potential of liquid feeding technology to improve competitiveness and address food safety issues relating to salmonella
  • To evaluate the effects of housing (straw bedded versus fully slatted) and feeding system (dry versus liquid) on pig performance and carcase quality, pig health and welfare and food safety and the environment. 

The overall objective is to identify ways in which producers can significantly reduce costs during the finishing stage.


Full reports can be accessed below. 

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