Back fat measurements in sows from three commercial pig herds : relationship with reproductive efficiency and correlation with visual body condition scores

@inproceedings{Maesa2004BackFM,
  title={Back fat measurements in sows from three commercial pig herds : relationship with reproductive efficiency and correlation with visual body condition scores},
  author={D. G. D. Maesa and G. P. J. Janssensb and P. Delputtec and A. Lammertync and Aart de Kruif},
  year={2004}
}
  • D. G. D. Maesa, G. P. J. Janssensb, +2 authors Aart de Kruif
  • Published 2004
Evaluating the body condition of sows in modern pig herds has become an issue of considerable importance because of the economic pressure to achieve optimal production targets. The aims of this study were to investigate back fat levels in sows (n=743) of three commercial pig herds and to assess whether they were associated with reproductive efficiency. The correlation between back fat measurements and visual scoring of the body condition was also assessed. Back fat levels varied significantly… CONTINUE READING
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