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Effects of air temperature on physiology and productive performance of pigs during growing and finishing phases

  • 2018
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 48
R.F. Oliveira, R.H.R. Moreira1, M.L.T. Abreu, M.P. Gionbelli, A.O. Teixeira, V.S. Cantarelli & R.A. Ferreira Page: 627 - 635

Thirty-six castrated male pigs were used to determine the influence of thermal environment and reduction of consumption on performance and carcass composition. Animals were housed in two climate chambers. In one, animals were in thermal comfort (TN) (22 °C), and…

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The effect of geographical region of birth on the reproductive performance of the Nguni in southern Mozambique

  • 2013
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 43
S. Maciel, A.M. Okeyo, J. Amimo, M.M. Scholtz, F.W.C. Neser & M. Martins Page: 60 - 63

The objective of this study was to assess the effect of place of birth on the reproductive performance of two Nguni ecotypes (Nguni and Landim) raised in a sub-tropical environment to enhance strategies for livestock development and restocking programmes within…

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Studies on small ruminant breeds with inherent differences in fibre production and ewe productivity 1. Relationship between ewe

  • 1998
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 28
M.J. Herselman, J.J. Olivier and M.A. Snyman Page: 1 -

Ewe productivity, as affected by varying wool production potential in different environments was studied in three woolled sheep flocks. Production and reproduction data collected in the Carnarvon Afrino Flock (AC) between 1979 and 1992, as well as data of the…

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