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Table 8 Weight gain, straw consumption and feed consumption per pig and day during the rearing and fattening period

From: Provision of straw by a foraging tower –effect on tail biting in weaners and fattening pigs

Batch Group Rearing period Fattening period
duration [days] weight gain (pig/day) [g] straw consumption (pig/day) [g] average duration [days] weight gain (pig/day) [g] straw consumption (pig/day) [g] feed consumption (pig/day) [kg]
1 SG 61 537 3.3 99.3 827 32.7 2.0
1 CG 61 502 - 101.1 835 2.1
2 SG 38 466 3.0 115.2 849 25.0 2.0
2 CG 38 458 117.3 800 1.9
3 SG 43 446 4.8 123.9 737 36.7 1.9
3 CG 43 412 126.1 702 1.7
4 SG 50 639 3.7 91.4 826 25.5 2.4
4 CG 50 638 91.0 835 2.3