Poorer lifetime growth performance of gilt progeny compared with sow progeny is largely due to weight differences at birth and reduced growth in the preweaning period, and is not improved by progeny segregation after weaning
JR Craig, CL Collins, KL Bunter, JJ Cottrell, FR Dunshea, JR Pluske
Journal of Animal Science | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2017
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The authors gratefully acknowledge the technical research teams from Rivalea (Australia) Pty. Ltd. (Corowa, Australia) and The University of Melbourne (Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences; Parkville, Australia) for their assistance on this project. This research was funded by Australian Pork Limited (APL; Canberra, Australia), and J. Craig was supported by an Australian Postgraduate Award (PhD) from Murdoch University (Murdoch, Australia).