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Table 7 Reported limitations to increase straw rations 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
n = 13
Finishing pig units, n
n = 8
Would be too costly 1 1
Would be too dirty 3 2
Would block manure handling system 5 6
Would block slats 5 1
Would require too much work 2 0
  1. n is number of farmers answering the question. Only farmers reporting that they would have wanted to increase the straw ration if possible answered this question and gave reasons for why an increase of the straw ration was impossible
  2. Each farmer could give several causes limiting an increased straw ration, which is why the number of causes could exceed the number of respondents