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Animal Variation and the Derivation of Optimal Shipping Strategies for Finishing Pigs

10 June 2016

The difference between the average individual and the population mean response depends on the amount of genetic variation in a herd.

 For some matters, like nutrition, the difference can have a large impact on performance. Variation between animals can occur because of differences in genetic growth potential, starting weights, social interactions, and herd health status.

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