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Table 3 Correlation between the stage’s that the 58 Irish farrow-to-finish farms participating in the survey, reported having outbreaks of tail and ear biting amongst the growing pigs on their farm

From: Irish pig farmer’s perceptions and experiences of tail and ear biting

   1st stage 2nd stage Finishers
   Tail Ear Tail Ear Tail Ear
1st stage Tail   r = .396, p = .003 r = .292, p = .032 NS NS r = .318, p = .019
Ear r = .396, p = .003   NS r = .436, p = .001 NS NS
2nd stage Tail r = .292, p = .032 NS   r = .580, p = .000 r = .591, p = .000 r = .392, p = .003
Ear NS r = .436, p = .001 r = .580, p = .000   r = .317, p = .020 NS
Finishers Tail NS NS r = .591, p = .000 r = .317, p = .020   r = .495, p = .000
Ear r = .318, p = .019 NS r = .392, p = .003 NS r = .495, p = .000