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Posture and behaviour and location of piglets during and after farrowing of gilts selected for components of efficient lean growth

McPhee, C.P. and Kerr, J.C. and Cameron, N.D. (1999) Posture and behaviour and location of piglets during and after farrowing of gilts selected for components of efficient lean growth. In: Manipulating Pig Production VII, 1999, Adelaide Australia.

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Abstract

In a number of pig lines selected for efficient lean growth, the posture and behaviour of gilts and their piglet locations during farrowing and 2h post-farrowing were measured to determine if particular selection strategies were associated with maternal behaviour. Divergent selection for components of efficient lean growth rate, based on adlibitum feeding was not associated with correlated responses in gilt behaviour and posture or in piglet location.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Reproduced with permission from Australian Pig Science Association.
Keywords:Pigs; selected efficient lean growth; mother and offspring behaviour at farrowing.
Subjects:Animal culture > Swine
Animal culture > Breeding and breeds
Deposited On:29 Apr 2004
Last Modified:22 Nov 2010 21:53

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