Understanding sow longevity and mortality

@inproceedings{Stalder2008UnderstandingSL,
  title={Understanding sow longevity and mortality},
  author={Kenneth Joseph Stalder and Locke A. Karriker and Anna Kerr Johnson},
  year={2008}
}
Pork production profit margins continue to have downward pressure in the US and worldwide. In order to remain competitive in a global market place, US commercial pork production systems continue to focus on efficiency. Over the past two decades, consumer demand for lean pork products has resulted in the buying systems of many pork processors to place a great deal of financial reward for carcass leanness and muscling. The way that sows are housed during gestation and lactation has moved towards… CONTINUE READING

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