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Article published the May 11, 2023
Introduction:The genetic selection for increased litter size has resulted in a disproportionate increase in ovulation rate (OR). A higher OR was linearly related with decreased placental length at day 35 of pregnancy, which could inhibit foetal growth during further pregnancy (Da Silva et al., 2016). As increased litter size has resulted in a decreased piglet birth weight and increased within litt ...
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Genetic part of the equation. Birth weight is highly heritable, from the maternal side: some sow families give heavy piglets, others light. Heritable also means repeatable, sorting sows based on first and/or second litter birth weights will definitely create difference in third or later parity. Service sire, father of the piglets has very little to do with birth weight.Within litter standard devia ...
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News published on March 5, 2015
Dr Egbert Knol, research director of Topigs Norsvin, received the Dr George Foxcorft Lectureship during the Bannf Pork Seminar in Banff, Canada. Egbert Knol was awarded this for his many contributions to pig breeding and breeding management as a result of his work to understand and select for important production traits like maternal traits, mothering ability and piglet survivability. Each year ...
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