Sows in group housing

Transitioning to group housing: everything you need to know
  • Training Manual - Housing Sows in Groups
  • PowerPoint presentation - Different feeding systems for sows housed in groups
  • Barn layouts (plans) according to different systems
  • Information Sheet and Video - Floor feeding system
  • Information Sheet and Video - Free-access feeding system with partial (shoulder) stalls
  • Information Sheet and Video - Automated (ESF) feeding system with self-locking stalls
  • Information Sheet and Video - Electronic Sow Feeding (ESF) automated feeding system

Building Refits

Innovative feeding system for pregnant sows housed in groups (Self-locking stalls)

  • Feature - Porc Québec magazine, April 2014
  • Fact sheet - Innovative feeding system
  • Final report - Development of an innovative group feeding system for gestating sows 

Technology and Techniques Fact-finding Mission: Group Housing for Pregnant Sows

  • Feature - Porc Québec magazine, June 2013
  • Feature - Porc Québec magazine, April 2013
  • PowerPoint presentation - European fact-finding mission on housing pregnant sows in groups, as well as practices that contribute to swine welfare
  • Technical Report of Fact-finding Mission - March 2013
  • Report on the farm visits