Date Full Report Received01/04/2008
Date Abstract Report Received01/04/2008
Funded ByNational Pork Board
When handled through the same facilities, pigs from large and small groups required similar levels of force during handling. Difficult groups of pigs were encountered in both treatments. However, pigs from large groups tended to load more quickly. Pigs from the two treatments had similar physiological responses to handling. When given adequate lairage time to recover from handling and transportation, meat quality was similar between group size treatments.