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The evolution, during the fattening period, of body weight (BW) coefficient of variation (CV), rank and hierarchy, was studied according to initial BW CV (7% vs 21%) and the number of pigs per pen (10 vs 20) with a constant pen area. One hundred and twenty pigs were studied from 30 to 105 kg BW in...

Author(s)
Brossard, L.; Meunier-Salaün, M. C.; Dourmad, J. Y.; Lescoat, P.; Gardeur, J. N.
Publisher
Institut du Porc, Paris, France
Citation
Journées de la Recherche Porcine en France, 2011, 43, pp 179-180
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Social interactions among pigs raised in the same pen affect their individual performance. The genetic consequences on welfare of selection for pigs having a beneficial effect on the growth rate of penmates were estimated. Firstly, a positive correlation between direct and associative effects for...

Author(s)
Canario, L.; Rydhmer, L.; Roehe, R.; Lundeheim, N.; Lawrence, A.; Knol, E.; Bergsma, R.; Turner, S.
Publisher
Institut du Porc, Paris, France
Citation
Journées de la Recherche Porcine en France, 2010, 42, pp 155-160