Computerization of sow feeding and estrous detection - tests under low-investment housing conditions in kansas

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dc.contributor.author Blair, R.M.
dc.contributor.author Nichols, David A.
dc.contributor.author Davis, Duane L.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-02-11T22:36:27Z
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dc.date.issued 2010-02-11T22:36:27Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/2555
dc.description.abstract In Exp. 1, weight change, backfat thickness, and litter size were compared for gilts fed individually or with a computer-controlled electronic sow feeder provided by Osborne Ind., Inc. and NEDAP-Poiesz, B.V. Twenty gilts were fed by each method, and no treatment effects were observed. In Exp. 2, electronic monitoring of visits to a boar were studied to evaluate the potential of the data to predict time of estrus. A very good correlation between boar visitation and estrous behavior was obtained. The data indicate that gilts can be fed with computercontrolled equipment under outside housing conditions in Kansas. Further, there is potential for developing a computer controlled system to electronically detect estrus in pigs. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Swine day, 1992 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 93-142-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 667 en_US
dc.subject Swine en_US
dc.subject Pig en_US
dc.subject Electronic feeding en_US
dc.subject Reproduction en_US
dc.subject Estrus en_US
dc.title Computerization of sow feeding and estrous detection - tests under low-investment housing conditions in kansas en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1992 en_US
dc.citation.epage 14 en_US
dc.citation.spage 10 en_US
dc.description.conference Swine Day, Manhattan, KS, November 19, 1992 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid dnichols en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid davis en_US

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