In several previous experiments conducted by the authors, we have found that pigs housed in open-front buildings with access to an outside concrete feeding floor gained faster than pigs in an enclosed confinement building. The reasons for this difference are associated with increased feed consumption, but the causes of increased feed intake are not clear. The experiment reported herein was conducted to obtain information on the effect of increasing pen space during the finishing period and also the effect of movement of pigs from inside to outside type housing with additional pen space during the finishing period.
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Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Libal, George W. and Wahlstrom, Richard C., "Effect of Prefarrowing and Lactation Feeding Management on Sow and Pig Performance" (1980). South Dakota Swine Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1980. 11.