Selection for sow longevity.

  title={Selection for sow longevity.},
  author={Timo V. Serenius and Kenneth J. Stalder},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  volume={84 Suppl},
Sow longevity plays an important role in economically efficient piglet production because sow longevity is related to the number of piglets produced during its productive lifetime; however, selection for sow longevity is not commonly practiced in any pig breeding program. There is relatively little scientific literature concerning the genetic parameters (genetic variation and genetic correlations) or methods available for breeding value estimation for effective selection for sow longevity. This… CONTINUE READING