One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Partly covered barns or sheds for livestock with access to a feeding area (as distinct from individual pens or crates).
- ‘However, with increasing time in the farrowing stall, forelimb lesions became significantly more severe among sows that had previously gestated in stalls compared with loose housing.’
- ‘The switch from stalls to loose-housing systems for 'dry' sows has also resulted in a number of other conditions becoming more apparent.’
- ‘Cubicle housing systems must have at least one cubicle per animal unless there is adjacent, accessible and adequate sized loose housing.’
- ‘The productivity of animals kept in loose housing systems is lower and the labour requirements and straw costs are higher.’
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