During the past few years producers have reported that growth rates of pigs plateau or even decline during the finishing period rather than increasing to weights of 200 or 220 pounds as might be expected. The problem, sometimes referred to as "stall out", is often related to enclosed housing but not limited exclusively to this method of housing.
This experiment was one of a series that this station has conducted to study this problem. The objectives were to determine the effects of movement of pigs and also mixing and moving pigs at weights of about 140 pounds on performance to 220 pounds.
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Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Wahlstrom, R. C. and Libal, G. W., "Effect of Movement and Mixing of Pigs on Performance During the Finishing Period" (1981). South Dakota Swine Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1981. 5.