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Featured Interview: In January 2017, Bruce Cochran of Farmscape Online interviewed Dr. Parsons as part of the 2017 Banff Pork Seminar. Here is the interview:

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Today the US swine industry finds itself confronted with rapidly changing public opinion and policy on how gestating sows should be housed. Penn Vet is uniquely positioned to provide the industry with relevant scientific data collected from this living laboratory.  The Penn Vet Swine Teaching & Research Center is often in local, regional, and national news. Here you can read the latest articles and stories about our work.


News Articles
 Title  Publication  Date
Chinese Visit Pennsylvania’s Pork IndustryLancaster FarmingSept 2017
Can we really figure out pigs' psychological well-being? Philly.com  Aug 2016
The Quest to Build a Better Pig
 Fast Company
 Feb 2015
Crate Controversy
 wthr.com  Feb 2015
The New Ethics of Eating
 Christian Science Monitor
 Dec 2014
Porklife: Building a Better Pig
 Mosaic  June 2014
Pig Tech: Improving Pork's Future
 Modern Farmer
 Sept 2013
Research: Switching from Stalls to Pen Gestation
 Meristem Land & Science
 Aug 2013
Group housing for sows: Can it be done effectively?
 Vita Plus
 May 2013
Lessons Learned: Conversion of Gestation Stalls
 Western Hog Journal
 May 2013
Sow Expert Says Loose Housing Can Work
 Feedstuffs FoodLink
 Dec 2012
University Sow Expert Says 'Penn Gestation' Works
 Feedstuffs  Dec 2012
Does Science Support Pen Gestation?
 Brownfieldagnews.com  Dec 2012
Hog Industry Moves Closer to Crate-Free
 Lancaster County Agricultural Council
 Dec 2012
Alternatives in Sow Housing
 brownfieldagnews.com  Dec 2012
In the Industry  Lancasterfarming.com  July 2012
Swine Welfare Closely Studied at Penn Vet
 Penn Current
 May 2012
 Successful Implementation of ESF on mid-sized US Farms
 Pig Equipment News: Schauer Agrotronic GmbH
 Dec 2012
New Bolton Vet Honored by NY Farmers Club
 Lancasterfarming.com
 June 2011
 UPenn Student Wins Fullbright Grant to Study Swine
 National Hog Farmer
May 2011
 Innovative Swine Teaching and Research Facility  The Pig Site  May 2010
 Champion of the Animal Welfare Conundrum
 Leading the Way/pennag.com
 Nov/Dec 2009
 Making ESF Work
 National Hog Farmer
 Aug 2007
 Stalls or Pens? Ask the Sows!
 National Hog Farmer
 Aug 2007

Giving Animals Space

 Philly.com  Mar 2007
 Fewer DOAs with Auto-Sort Pigs
 National Hog Farmer
 Nov 2004
 Swine Center on Cutting Edge of Welfare
 National Hog Farmer
 June 2002

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