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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 stage2nd stageFinishers
  TailEarTailEarTailEar
1st stageTail r = .396, p = .003r = .292, p = .032NSNSr = .318, p = .019
Earr = .396, p = .003 NSr = .436, p = .001NSNS
2nd stageTailr = .292, p = .032NS r = .580, p = .000r = .591, p = .000r = .392, p = .003
EarNSr = .436, p = .001r = .580, p = .000 r = .317, p = .020NS
FinishersTailNSNSr = .591, p = .000r = .317, p = .020 r = .495, p = .000
Earr = .318, p = .019NSr = .392, p = .003NSr = .495, p = .000