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Effect of ambient temperature on farrowing rate in pigs

  • 1978
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 8
R.D.V. Robinson and B.D.H. van Niekerk Page: 105 - 109

Records kept over a 4-year period on a 300-sow Natal north coast farm show that reproductive efficiency in pigs is markedly depressed during the hottest months of the year. Under these conditions mean monthly temperatures in excess of 22 C…

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Effect of phytase supplementation of diets with different levels of phosphorus on performance and egg quality of laying hens in

  • 2004
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 34
M. Cabuk, M. Bozkurt, F. Kirkpinar and H. Ozkul Page: 13 - 17

Four hundred and eighty 54-week old Nick-Brown hens were assigned to four dietary treatments. Each treatment consisted of four replications of 10 cages (three hens per cage). The experimental diets were: 4.5 g available phosphorus (aP)/kg without phytase (control); 4.5…

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