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Oestrus synchronization with fixed-time artificial insemination in smallholder pig production systems in north-east India: Success rate and benefits

  • 2017
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 47
G. Kadirvel, K. M. Bujarbaruah, Suresh Kumar & S. V. Ngachan Page: 140 - 145

Pig production is an important component of the farming systems that are practised in the north-eastern region of India and it has special significance for improving the socio-economic status of tribal farmers in the region. In an effort to optimize…

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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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