Meat Mythcrushers tackles sow housing
Nov. 4, 2014
by Meat&Poultry Staff
WASHINGTON – The newest Meat Mythcrusher video gives viewers a closer look at sow housing. The videos are produced by the American Meat Institute (AMI) and the American Meat Science Association (AMSA).
takes viewers on a tour of a sow housing operation and explores complex humane handling considerations that go into choosing the right housing systems for pregnant sows.
Stacy Scramlin, Ph.D., assistant professor of animal science at South Dakota State Univ. and Janet Riley, AMI senior vice president of public affairs and liaison to the Animal Welfare Committee, tour a biosecure hog facility where visitors must shower when entering and exiting to ensure the health of pigs.