Divergent selection for residual feed intake in group-housed growing pigs: characteristics of physical and behavioural activity according to line and sex.

@article{MeunierSalan2014DivergentSF,
  title={Divergent selection for residual feed intake in group-housed growing pigs: characteristics of physical and behavioural activity according to line and sex.},
  author={M. C. Meunier-Sala{\"u}n and Camille Gu{\'e}rin and Yvon Billon and Phillipe Sellier and Jean. Noblet and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Gilbert},
  journal={Animal : an international journal of animal bioscience},
  year={2014},
  volume={8 11},
  pages={1898-906}
}
The aim of the study was to assess the impact of selection for residual feed intake (RFI) on the behavioural activity of lines divergently selected for RFI during seven generations. In all, six successive batches from the seventh generation of selection were raised in collective pens equipped with a single-place electronic feeder (SEF) from 10 weeks of age… CONTINUE READING