Knowledge of pigs

Pigs are clean

The natural behaviour of pigs is to sleep in one place, eat in another and go to the toilet in a third some metres away from their resting area. This behaviour is supported in modern housing systems to give the pig the opportunity to behave as it would in the wild...

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Pigs are social

Pigs are social beings that prefer to be with other individuals. This is seen already in the newborn stage where the piglets huddle together with their littermates, but also when older sows prefer to lie next to each other...

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Pigs are active and curious

The pig is an active animal with a clear diurnal pattern. They spend 10-12 hours of the day sleeping and a large part of the day is spent seeking for feed and rooting around the ground...

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