Effect of LA and LNA on reproductive performance, and proportion of female piglets
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Production and Welfare
01 June 2018
This project set out to determine whether altering the quantity and ratio of n-3 and n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids included in sow lactation diets during summer and winter would affect subsequent reproductive performance (weaning to oestrus interval, farrowing rate and subsequent litter size) and the proportion of female progeny produced in the subsequent litter.
This project was designed to explore whether feeding sows with different levels of linoleic acid (LA) and α-linoleic acid (LNA) would affect reproductive performance in summer and winter and also the percentage of females born in the next litter.
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