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PIG STUDY

Sweden’s ministry of agriculture is funding a new pilot-project that seeks to establish if holding sows in farrowing crates allows more piglets to survive if the sow is immobilized during lactating. Currently, about a half-million piglets die each year in Sweden – many from trampling.

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GROUP HOUSING

Cargill, one of the largest pork producers in the U.S., is continuing its commitment of moving to group housing for its sows that produce hogs for pork. Company owned-facilities will be 100% group housing by the end of calendar 2015.

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