Production traits of litters in 2 crossbred Duroc pig lines.

  title={Production traits of litters in 2 crossbred Duroc pig lines.},
  author={Vibeke Rootwelt and Olav Reksen and Tore Framstad},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  volume={90 1},
Genetics of different pig lines affects litter size, birth weight, and neonatal losses. Low birth weight has long been associated with neonatal losses, but piglet body mass index is reported to show stronger correlation with stillbirth. The aim of this study was to investigate differences in litter size, number of stillborn piglets, piglet BW gain, and body mass index between 2 different Duroc crossbred lines. Landrace × Yorkshire sows in 2 farms (n = 89) were divided into 2 groups on each farm… CONTINUE READING

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