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Space Recommendations for Growing Pigs

Space Recommendations for Growing Pigs

Production Stage

Body Weight

Space Allowance

Nursery

Weaning to 27 kg (30 lb)

0.16–0.23 m2 (1.7–2.5 ft2)

Grower

27–68 kg (30–100 lb)

0.28–0.56 m2 (3–6 ft2)

Finisher

68 kg (150 lb) to market wt

0.74–0.84 m2 (8–9 ft2)

Adapted from Zimmerman JJ, et al (eds), Diseases of Swine, 10th ed. 2012.