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Dr Kirsty Chidgey PhD, MSc, BSc

Research Officer

School of Agriculture and Environment

Professional

Contact details

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

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy - Massey University (2016)
  • Master of Science - Massey University (2013)
  • Bachelor of Science - Massey University (2010)

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

Morel, PCH., Chidgey, KL., Jenkinson, CMC., Lizarraga, I., & Schreurs, NM. (2019). Effect of benzoic acid, sodium butyrate and sodium butyrate coated with benzoic acid on growth performance, digestibility, intestinal morphology and meat quality in grower-finisher pigs. Livestock Science. 226, 107-113
[Journal article]Authored by: Chidgey, K., Jenkinson, C., Morel, P., Schreurs, N.
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., Morel, P., 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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