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Animal Welfare
Capturing genetic potential for greater sow lifetime productivity
These findings indicate that poor survival to weaning, and lower gilt retention rates during development, are critical issues for low birth weight gilts and for gilts born to sows with a low ALBW_P....
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,...
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