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Title: Genetic relationship between a new feeding pattern trait and performance traits
Contributor(s): McSweeny, J M (author); Hermesch, Susanne  (author)orcid ; Crump, Ronald E  (author); Luxford, B G (author)
Publication Date: 2003
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Abstract: Pigs adapt their feeding patterns to the level of feed restriction by modifying their feed intake in the early hours of the day (McSweeny et al, 2003). This observation led to the investigation of a new feeding-pattern trait, defined as the percentage of the total daily feed intake eaten between midnight and 0600 h (P6AM). This trait (μ=35%) is specific to the feeding system studied and may provide additional information for genetic improvement of performance traits. The aim of this experiment was to estimate genetic correlations between P6AM and economically important traits.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Details: APSA 2003: 9th Biennial Conference of the Australasian Pig Science Association, Fremantle, Australia, 23rd - 26th November, 2003
Source of Publication: Proceedings of the Ninth Biennial Conference of the Australasian Pig Science Association (APSA), p. 70-70
Publisher: Australasian Pig Science Association Inc
Place of Publication: Werribee, Australia
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 070201 Animal Breeding
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 830308 Pigs
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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Series Name: Manipulating Pig Production
Series Number : 9
Appears in Collections:Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit (AGBU)
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