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April 18, 2018

Does your site have pigs’ sight in mind?

Does Your Site Have Pigs' Sight In Mind?

By Pork Network

Pigs don’t exactly see eye to eye with humans; in fact, they see about one-sixth the resolution we do. Understanding how pigs see can help producers manage their indoor lighting systems to give pigs the most efficient and comfortable visual environment.

Pigs have two pigment cones in each eye, which helps them decipher color vision. Humans, on the other hand, have three types of cones in our eyes. Animals with only one pigment cone (called monochromatic vision) can only see in black and white. So, pigs are not colorblind, but they don’t have the same clarity as humans.