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Posted by Showboy on January 21, 2020, 9:52 am
Iím hearing more stories than ever of farrowing train wrecks this year not only from cross sows but pure litters as well across all breeds. I realize a lot of environmental factors weigh on birthing problems such as sow condition, age at farrowing, feeding programs and just general structural differences and other things. Iím not totally sure of the true heritability of pig size at birth but maybe itís time to report this info and take a page from cattle genetics and develop a pigging ease index. Thoughts???