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Dr Kirsty Chidgey MSc, BSc, PhD

Research Officer

SAE - Monogastric

Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 84014
    Location: 3.15, Vet Tower
    Campus: Turitea

Qualifications

  • Master of Science (Animal Science) (2012)
  • Bachelor of Science (Animal Science) (2008)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (2016)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Farm animal welfare 

Pig welfare and behaviour

Pig production

Livestock production

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences (070000): Animal Management (070203): Animal Production (070200): Humane Animal Treatment (070207)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 1
Team Member 1 0

Research Outputs

Journal

Chidgey, KL., Morel, PCH., Stafford, KJ., & Barugh, IW. (2017). Sow and piglet behavioral associations in farrowing pens with temporary crating and in farrowing crates. Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research. 20, 91-101
[Journal article]Authored by: Chidgey, K., Morel, P., Stafford, K.
Chidgey, KL., Morel, PCH., Stafford, KJ., & Barugh, IW. (2016). The performance and behaviour of gilts and their piglets is influenced by whether they were born and reared in farrowing crates or farrowing pens. Livestock Science. 193, 51-57
[Journal article]Authored by: Chidgey, K., Morel, P., Stafford, K.
Chidgey, KL., Morel, PCH., Stafford, KJ., & Barugh, IW. (2016). The behaviour of sows and piglets housed in either a conventional farrowing crate or farrowing pen with temporary crating on a commercial farm. Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 176, 12-18
[Journal article]Authored by: Chidgey, K., Morel, P., Stafford, K.
Chidgey, KL., Morel, PCH., Stafford, KJ., & Barugh, IW. (2016). Erratum to "Observations of sows and piglets housed in farrowing pens with temporary crating or farrowing crates on a commercial farm" [Appl. Anim. Behav. Sci. 176C (2016) 12-18]. Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 179, 103
[Journal article]Authored by: Chidgey, K., Morel, P., Stafford, K.
Chidgey, KL., Morel, PCH., Stafford, KJ., & Barugh, IW. (2016). Observations of sows and piglets housed in farrowing pens with temporary crating or farrowing crates on a commercial farm. Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 176, 12-18
[Journal article]Authored by: Chidgey, K., Morel, P., Stafford, K.
Chidgey, KL., Morel, PCH., Stafford, KJ., & Barugh, IW. (2015). Sow and piglet productivity and sow reproductive performance in farrowing pens with temporary crating or farrowing crates on a commercial New Zealand pig farm. Livestock Science. 173, 87-94
[Journal article]Authored by: Chidgey, K., Morel, P., Stafford, K.
Chidgey, KL., Morel, PCH., Stafford, KJ., & Barugh, IW. (2014). Sow and piglet productivity and sow reproductive performance in farrowing pens with temporary crating or farrowing crates on a commercial New Zealand pig farm. Livestock Science.
[Journal article]Authored by: Chidgey, K., Stafford, K.
Chidgey, KL., Morel, PCH., & Barugh, IW. (2013). The Welfare and Productivity of Dry Sows in Different Group Housing Systems in New Zealand. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science. 16(2), 150-167
[Journal article]Authored by: Chidgey, K., Morel, P.

Thesis

Chidgey, KL. (2016). The productivity and behaviour of sows and piglets housed in farrowing pens with temporary crating or farrowing crates. (Doctoral Thesis, Massey University)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Chidgey, K.Edited by: Morel, P., Stafford, K.

Report

Chidgey, KL., Barugh, IW., & Morel, PCH. (2013). Sustainable farming fund project 11-042: Loose housed farrowing pens. Massey University.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Chidgey, K., Morel, P.

Conference

Chidgey, KL. (2018, July). Considering sow and piglet welfare in different farrowing systems: NZ perspective. Presented at ANZCVS College Science Week Scientific Conference. Gold Coast, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Chidgey, K.
Chidgey, K., Morel, PCH., Stafford, K., & Barugh, I. (2016). Behavioural observations of sows and piglets housed in farrowing pens withtemporary crating, or farrowing crates. In Upcoming ISAE: new scientists, new methodologies, new technologies, Upcoming ISAE: new scientists, new methodologies, new technologies
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Chidgey, K., Morel, P., Stafford, K.
Chidgey, KL. (2015, August). Alternative farrowing systems: Research in New Zealand. Presented at CHM Alliance Manager's Conference. Brisbane, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Chidgey, K.
Chidgey, KL. (2015, March). Evaluation of different maternity pen designs. Presented at Ecopharm Conference. Christchurch and Palmerston North.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Chidgey, K.
Chidgey, KL. (2015, May). Sow and piglet behaviour in farrowing crates and farrowing pens with temporary confinement. Presented at Massey Advancing Pork Production. Palmerston North.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Chidgey, K.Edited by: Morel, P.
Chidgey, KL. (2013, May). Sow and piglet performance in alternative and conventional farrowing systems. Presented at Massey Advancing Pork Production. Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Chidgey, K.Edited by: Morel, P.
Chidgey, KL., Morel, PCH., Barugh, IW., & Stafford, KJ.(2013, November). The behaviour of sows towards piglets in farrowing crates and farrowing pens in New Zealand. Manipulating Pig Production. (XIV)(pp. 239 - 239). 1324-9177.
[Conference]Authored by: Chidgey, K., Morel, P., Stafford, K.

Other

Chidgey, KL. (2013, August). Alternative Farrowing System Research in New Zealand. Presented at Pork CRC AGM, Auckland.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Chidgey, K.

Media and Links

Media

  • 28 Aug 2014 - Newspaper, Online
    Bigger pens, more piglet deaths
    General News
  • 21 Apr 2016 - Newspaper, Online
    Pig farrowing crates to remain in spite of animal

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