Economic weights for performance and survival traits of growing pigs.

  title={Economic weights for performance and survival traits of growing pigs.},
  author={Susanne Hermesch and Cameron I. Ludemann and Peter Robin Amer},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  volume={92 12},
The objective of this paper was to derive economic weights for performance and survival traits of growing pigs including feed conversion ratio (FCR), daily feed intake (DFI), ADG, postweaning survival of the growing pig (SG), and carcass fat depth at the P2 site (CFD). An independent model was developed for each trait to derive economic values directly based on a typical Australian production system. This flexible approach may be used to customize economic values for different production… CONTINUE READING

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