Evidence of phenotypic relationships among behavioral characteristics of individual pigs and performance.

@article{Cassady2007EvidenceOP,
  title={Evidence of phenotypic relationships among behavioral characteristics of individual pigs and performance.},
  author={Joseph P. Cassady},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={2007},
  volume={85 1},
  pages={218-24}
}
The objective of this research was to estimate phenotypic relationships among backtest scores (BTS), resident-intruder test scores (RIS), growth rate, LM area, and backfat in pigs. Little is known about the relationships among measures of behavioral characteristics of individual pigs and economically important traits. However, it may be expected that a pig's behavior affects its performance and that of its pen mates. The backtest was used in this experiment because it was previously shown to be… CONTINUE READING