Effect of gilt development diet on the reproductive performance of primiparous sows.

@article{Stalder2000EffectOG,
  title={Effect of gilt development diet on the reproductive performance of primiparous sows.},
  author={Kenneth J. Stalder and Thomas E. Long and Ryan N Goodwin and Richard W. Wyatt and J H Halstead},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={2000},
  volume={78 5},
  pages={1125-31}
}
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of development diet on first-parity reproductive performance across different genetic types of females. Gilts (n = 708) 8 to 15 d of age from five genetic lines were assembled using a segregated early weaning protocol. Genetic types represented industry variation for reproductive capacity and lean growth potential. Sampling procedures were not designed to evaluate performance differences among the genetic lines. When the gilts weighed… CONTINUE READING