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Title: Juvenile IGF-I Response in INRA RFI Selection Lines Partly Reflects Changes in Post-Weaning Attributes
Contributor(s): Gilbert, H (author); Louveau, I (author); Billon, Y (author); Bunter, Kim L  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2017
Open Access: Yes
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Abstract: Performance data were recorded at INRA in two lines divergently selected for residual feed intake (RFI) for eight generations (G0 to G7). A subsample of piglets were bled shortly after weaning to establish concentrations of juvenile IGF-I. The line effect was clearly detected for juvenile IGF-I, confirming previous studies which found that juvenile IGF-I is an indirect early predictor of efficiency. The line difference in juvenile IGF-I was partly explained by differences between the RFI lines in their growth immediately after weaning, but remained significant after post-weaning growth was accounted for. Selection for efficiency has implications for postweaning management to limit feed deprivation and growth delays during the post-weaning period.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Details: 22nd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Townsville, Australia, 2nd - 5th July, 2017
Source of Publication: Proceedings of the Twenty-second (22nd) Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding, v.22, p. 549-552
Publisher: AAABG: Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics
Place of Publication: Fitzroy, Australia
ISSN: 1328-3227
Field of Research (FoR) 2008: 070201 Animal Breeding
Field of Research (FoR) 2020: 300305 Animal reproduction and breeding
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 830308 Pigs
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 100410 Pigs
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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