Goal of project is to gain insight in how group housing of large groups of finishing pigs, with a selection- and weighing station, should be equiped and managed in order to improve animal welfare, working conditions and profit.
The main research question is how facilities for housing large groups of finishing pigs with a selection- and weighing station should be designed for Dutch standards and taking future wishes of pig production into account. This research will be conducted on commercial farms.
This project will result in a report with succesfull designs of housing systems for large groups of finishing pigs. Results will include animal welfare, working conditions and profit and other relevant information on critical success factors.