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The replacement gilt: Current strategies for improvement of the breeding herd

@article{Maopolska2018TheRG,
  title={The replacement gilt: Current strategies for improvement of the breeding herd},
  author={Martyna M Małopolska and Ryszard Tuz and Barry D. Lambert and Jacek Nowicki and Tomasz Schwarz},
  journal={Journal of Swine Health and Production},
  year={2018},
  volume={26},
  pages={208-214}
}
The efficiency of swine production is affected by many factors. One of the most economically important factors is gilt reproductive performance. To achieve satisfactory results in breeding, both environmental and genetic factors must be monitored and constantly improved. For many years, intensive selection in the swine industry for increased carcass muscle to fat ratio has led to deterioration in some reproductive traits (eg, less favorable development of the reproductive system in gilts… 
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