A. H. Mimeo Series 63-03
Has planning been adequate in regard to the best location of the feeder and waterer within the growing-finishing pen? Perhaps there is adequate planning, but most of the emphasis is placed on the convenience for the manager. Good managers know the performance of pigs, especially young pigs, is sub-optimal when the feeders and waterers are improperly located. Cold or hot temperature and other adverse weather conditions have an influence on pig performance. We have observed that our experimental pigs are extremely reluctant to go outside to eat or drink after a sudden drop in temperature during the winter. Some units for confinement rearing of pigs have been designed with the feeders outside (usually along the end of the pen for the convenience of filling), while other units have been built with the feeder inside. Could this difference in location have any effect upon the growth and feed efficiency of the pigs? The purpose of this experiment was to determine what effect location of feeders and waterers had upon pig performance.
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Agricultural Experiment Station and Extension Service, South Dakota State College
Seerley, R.W., "Proper Location of Feeder and Waterer - Outside Versus Inside Comparisions" (1963). South Dakota Swine Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1963-01. 4.