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Gestation Stalls in Hog Production. By: Celsey Moody. Animal Activists and Economy . Think farmers use stalls to help with economics Iowa State University did a study, 11% less of facility costs. Animal Activists and Companies. Got Smithfield to phase out - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Gestation Stalls in Hog Production

Gestation Stalls in Hog ProductionBy: Celsey Moody

Animal Activists and Economy Think farmers use stalls to help with economicsIowa State University did a study, 11% less of facility costs

Animal Activists and CompaniesGot Smithfield to phase outGot McDonalds and other food chains to stop selling meat from stalls

Animal Activists and HealthWhen pigs lay down their legs get stepped onLameness from not being able to move around Infections from laying in filth

Animal Activists Want farmers to switch from gestation stalls to open stalling.

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Farmers Show HealthyPigs defecate out the backIn open housing pigs get picked onWhen moved to stalls less medication was administered

Farmers and Feed Stalls allow the farmer to monitor feedObese pigs leads to difficulty birthingOpen housing dominate pig can hog the feed

FarmersKeep the stalls. Study showed that when allowed to choice pigs spent 90% of their time in the stalls anyways.

Mediation Phase out stalls slowlyEasier with gilts, young girl pigs Farmer and scientist need to work together to find a true solution

MediationStudies have shown theres not much of a difference in housingsSmithfield announced the they were 40% phased over

Work Cited AgriCultured. AgriCultured. 16 Oct. 2012. Web. 01 Apr. 2013Crammed into Gestation Crates: The Human Society of the United States. RSS. 14 Dec. 2012. Web. 01 Apr. 2013.An HSUS Report: Welfare Issues with Gestation Crates for Pregnant Sows. HumanSociety. The Human Society of the United States. Feb. 2013. Web. 02 Apr. 2013.Mom at the Meat Counter. Pig Housing: Gestation Stalls. 13 Nov. 2012. Web. 02 Apr. 2013.Transitioning from Stalls to Pens. National Hog Farmer Home Page. 15 Nov. 2012. Web. 01 Apr. 2013.