Animal Care: Improving Handling and Facilities – Episode 37

21-minute listen

The Squeal 0037 – Animal Handling, Part 2: Good Animal Handling Practices And Some Potential Facility Shortcomings The Squeal

Part II of III: Moving pigs is an art and a science. But most of all, it’s about understanding how pigs react to your cues.

In this episode, Dr. Lily Edwards-Callaway, Colorado State University Animal Science assistant professor; Chock Booher, PIC wean-to-finish specialist, and Brandon Fields, PIC applied meat science manager, share insights about interpreting pig reactions to body language and movement, and how your team can use this knowledge to reduce animal stress. They also suggest areas to monitor in your facilities – like flooring and lighting – to ensure a safer environment for pigs and people.