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

10 June 2016, at 6:00am

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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