Recent advances in pig reproduction: Focus on impact of genetic selection for female fertility

Bas Kemp*, Carolina L.A. Da Silva, Nicoline M. Soede

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Abstract

In the past 30 years, sows have been successfully selected for a shorter weaning-to-oestrus interval and increased litter size. This review discusses the consequences of this selection for the reproductive physiology of sows, including the consequences for litter characteristics at birth. It also discusses breeding and management opportunities to deal with this changed genetics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-36
JournalReproduction in Domestic Animals
Volume53
Issue numberS2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Sep 2018

Keywords

  • genetic selection
  • litter size
  • management
  • sow
  • weaning-to-oestrus interval

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    How changes in sow reproduction efficiency affect sow physiology

    B. Kemp (Keynote speaker), , C. Lima Alvares da Silva (Contributor), & N.M. Soede (Contributor)

    28 Sep 2018

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