Evaluating the impact of different drinking equipment on water waste, growth performance, and the drinking behavior of growing/finishing pigs
Building and livestock management
Aim / objectives:
Evaluate the impact of six different drinking systems on water waste and growth performance in growing/finishing pigs.
Measure the percentage of water wasted by each system according to the age of the animal and environmental conditions;
Evaluate the impact of the type of drinking equipment on the growth performance of pigs (ADG);
Evaluate the drinking behavior of pigs according to the type of drinking equipment and environmental conditions;
Demonstrate the environmental and economic impact of reducing water waste.
Stéphane Godbout, PhD., and Frédéric Pelletier, Institut de recherche et de développement en agroenvironnement (IRDA) ; Jacquelin Labrecque and Farm Laborer, Ferme AGR Labrecque.
Jean-Gabriel Turgeon; Mélanie Poulin; Patrick Gagnon; Agricultural Economist; technical team.