Effects of weaning weight, co-mingling, group size and room temperature on pig performance.

@article{McConnell1987EffectsOW,
  title={Effects of weaning weight, co-mingling, group size and room temperature on pig performance.},
  author={J. Colin McConnell and J C Eargle and R C Waldorf},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={1987},
  volume={65 5},
  pages={1201-6}
}
Four experiments involving 3- to 4-wk-old, ad libitum-fed weanling pigs (n = 809) were conducted to determine the effects of initial pig weight, co-mingling of litters, numbers of pigs/pen and room temperature on pig performance in a conventionally equipped nursery. Pigs that were largest at birth were largest (P less than .01) at weaning (r = .66) and also at 28 d postweaning (r = .62). Light-weight pigs (3.8 kg) at weaning gained more slowly (P less than .05) for 4 wk postweaning than heavy… CONTINUE READING

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