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Table 5 Type of manipulable materials used in Swedish pig farms, reported by farmers

From: A survey of straw use and tail biting in Swedish pig farms rearing undocked pigs

  Nursery units n = 46 Finishing pig units n = 38
n (%) n (%)
Straw only 28 (60.9) 24 (63.2)
Straw + saw dust 0 (0) 2 (5.3)
Straw + wood shavings 16 (34.8) 9 (23.7)
Straw + meal 0 (0) 1 (2.6)
Straw + peat + wood shavings 1 (2.2) 1 (2.6)
Saw dust only 1 (2.2) 0 (0)
Sawdust + wood shavings 0 (0) 1 (2.6)
  1. n is number of farmers answering the question