Association of compositional traits and structural soundness with the ability of commercial line of sows to complete parities four and five – NPB#06-192. (A continuation of the original project 2005 titled: Association of compositional, structural soundness, and health with the ability of a commercial line of young sows to successfully complete parity one (NPB#05-081) and the 2006 project titled:

 Poor sow longevity has both economic and welfare ramifications for the commercial swine industry. According to PigCHAMP™ reports, between years 2000 and 2010, the average culling frequency of breeding herd females in U.S. commercial swine herds has been 45.9% and…

Association of compositional traits and structural soundness with the ability ofcommercial line of sows to complete parities two and three A continuation of the original project titled: Association of compositional,structural soundness, and health with the ability of a commercial line of youngsows to successfully complete parity one (NPB#05-081)

Poor sow longevity has both economic and welfare ramifications for the commercial swine industry. According to PigCHAMP ™ reports, between years 1998 and 2008, the average culling frequency of breeding herd females in U.S. commercial swine herds has been 45%…