Location: Reproduction Research
Project Number: 3040-31000-091-07-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Jan 1, 2014
End Date: Dec 31, 2018
Survey colostrum and other litter of origin effects on gilt development and sow lifetime productivity.
Blood samples will be collected at day 1 of age for immunocrits from as many of the 3000 sows from the project, and relationships between the immunocrit measure will be made with age at puberty, litter size, average birth weights, day 1 immunocrits and weaning weights.