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Animal Science - Sow Lifetime Productivity
Capturing genetic potential for greater sow lifetime productivity
The results of this study indicate that birthweight, pre-weaning growth, and weaning weight of potential replacement gilts are aspects of the neonatal environment of replacement gilts that have a...
Animal Science - Sow Lifetime Productivity
Effects of supplementing transition sow diets with 3 levels of zinc on pre-wean mortality and lifetime productivity of pigs under commercial rearing conditions
Animal Science - Sow Lifetime Productivity
Replacement gilt candidate feet, leg and reproductive trait evaluation using digital analysis and visual observation.
Animal Science - Sow Lifetime Productivity
Moderating body temperature decline in low birth weight piglets in the early post-natal period to improve survival and enhance animal welfare.
Animal Science - Sow Lifetime Productivity
Capturing genetic potential for greater sow lifetime productivity
Extensive collection of data on litter birth weight phenotypes has been a key part of the Preliminary (Phase 1) Trial and involved weighing successive litters born to over 1,000 Line 3 sows. In turn,...
Animal Science - Sow Lifetime Productivity
Effects of Preweaning factors on Sow Lifetime Productivity
     The objective of the study was to associate preweaning factors in gilt multiplication with the subsequent...
Animal Science - Sow Lifetime Productivity
Optimal dietary protein for the development of gilts. NPB #15-119 (14-235-Year2)
This experiment was undertaken to develop diets that could be fed ad libitum to developing gilts that would result in differences in growth rate or body composition during development. A further...
Animal Science - Sow Lifetime Productivity
The impact of the timing of relocation of replacement gilts from pens to stalls on gilt fertility and sow longevity
This research addressed uncertainties involving the effects of the timing of transition from pen housing to stalls on replacement gilt fertility and longevity. In most US farms, replacement gilts are...
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