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Research Project: Dietary Effects on Sow Productivity to Three Parities

Location: Reproduction Research

Project Number: 5438-31000-091-07
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jan 01, 2014
End Date: Sep 30, 2015

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.

Last Modified: 4/25/2014
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