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Management factors associated with swine breeding-herd productivity in the United States.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9689658     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A database containing 24 key production measurements was created by abstracting data files of 673 U.S. farms which participated in the PigCHAMP data-share program in 1995. Summary statistics for breeding-herd performance data were presented for the Cornbelt and the South or Eastern regions. Eight models were built to assess the association between production system, operation management factors and productivity outcomes. Lactation length, percentage of multiple matings, parity of culled sows, percent gilts in the breeding-female inventory, and female culling rate were the management factors identified as having important associations with productivity outcomes. For example, shorter lactation length, higher percentage of multiple matings, and lower culling rate were associated with more pigs weaned per mated female per year. In addition, a lower percentage of gilts in the breeding-female inventory and a higher percentage of multiple matings were associated with fewer average non-productive female days. We recommend that producers change their management systems to decrease lactation length, the percentage of gilts in the breeding-female inventory, and female culling rate, and increase percentage of multiple matings in order to improve breeding-herd productivity on swine farms.
V L King; Y Koketsu; D Reeves; J Xue; G D Dial
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Preventive veterinary medicine     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0167-5877     ISO Abbreviation:  Prev. Vet. Med.     Publication Date:  1998 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-09-24     Completed Date:  1998-09-24     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8217463     Medline TA:  Prev Vet Med     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  255-64     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Clinical and Population Sciences, University of Minnesota, St. Paul 55108, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Animal Husbandry*
Swine / physiology*
United States

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