Effect of ambient temperature on farrowing rate in pigs

Author: R.D.V. Robinson and B.D.H. van Niekerk
Year: 1978
Issue: 2
Volume: 8
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 appear to be critical

Keywords: Ambient temperature, Farrowing rate, pigs.
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