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Research Project: Dietary Effects on Sow Productivity to Three Parities - Auburn University

Location: Reproduction Research

Project Number: 3040-31000-095-13-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Feb 9, 2018
End Date: Mar 30, 2019

Objective:
Survey colostrum and other litter of origin effects on gilt development and sow lifetime productivity.

Approach:
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.