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Research Project: Determining the Thermal Preference of Weanling Pigs

Location: Livestock Behavior Research

Project Number: 5020-32000-014-057-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Aug 1, 2019
End Date: Jul 31, 2023

To evaluate the behavioral thermal preference of weanling pigs.

This study is designed to determine, from the weanling pig's perspective, what temperatures are preferred, and those that are avoided. The study will be performed over a 1-year period to determine what temperatures newly weaned pigs prefer based on their behavior using a custom designed thermocline that allows for thermal preference testing.