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Title: Season and parity effects on the feed intake of lactating sows in an Australian commercial piggery
Contributor(s): Jones, Robert Michael (author); Hermesch, Susanne (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2007
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Abstract: Insufficient nutrient consumption during a sow's lactation period will cause a loss of body condition. This can adversely affect the subsequent reproductive performance of the sow and can lead to an increase in sow cull rates through extended weaning to service intervals or failure to enter oestrus (Eissen et al., 1999). Gilts, due to lower body reserves, are particularly prone to weight loss during lactation. Numerous factors influence the feed consumption of lactating sows including parity number and seasonal effects. The aim of this paper was to investigate the effects of season and parity and their interaction on the feed consumption of sows in a south eastern Queensland (Kalbar) commercial piggery.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Source of Publication: Manipulating Pig Production XI: Proceedings of the Eleventh Biennial Conference of the Australasian Pig Science Association (APSA), p. 36-36
Publisher: Australasian Pig Science Association Inc
Place of Publication: Werribee, Australia
ISSN: 1324-9177
Field of Research (FOR): 070201 Animal Breeding
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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