Managing the breeding herd

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dc.description.abstract Successful swine producers pay careful attention to the breeding herd. The members of our producer panel will present three approaches to managing reproduction. Their ideas are of particular interest since each is a successful manager. This paper will serve as an outline of topics to be discussed. Basically the same problems occur in all common management systems; however, particular problems may be exaggerated under certain conditions. A well-known example is failure of gilts to reach puberty at an acceptable age. While some producers in all types of facilities experience this problem, complaints are considerably more frequent when gilts are bred in confinement. Because of confinement's negative effect, a good deal of research is in progress to determine what factors can influence puberty in gilts. Since the problem of delayed puberty also occurs in outside lots, this knowledge should be beneficial to all hog producers. Similarly, studying the way producers handle replacement gilts in different types of facilities should suggest ways of improving management under all circumstances. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Swine day, 1978 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 79-105-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 342 en_US
dc.subject Swine en_US
dc.subject Breeding herd en_US
dc.subject Gilts en_US
dc.subject Sows en_US
dc.subject Boars en_US
dc.title Managing the breeding herd en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US 1978 en_US
dc.citation.epage 8 en_US
dc.citation.spage 7 en_US
dc.description.conference Swine Day, Manhattan, KS, November 9, 1978 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid davis en_US

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