The size, space and configuration of sow housing are important topics today. This heavily researched area will continue to draw attention.


The National Pork Board has a new a swine-welfare fact sheet entitled “Sows and Space.” Written by John McGlone of Texas Tech University, the information focuses on space requirements for sows regarding static, dynamic and social space needs.


  You can access the fact sheet at or you can order copies by calling the Pork Checkoff Service Center at (800) 456-PORK. Ask for fact sheet No. 04725.