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Table 8 Analysis of sow removals, 2003 (Total breeding herd of 620 sows)

From: Low reproductive performance and high sow mortality in a pig breeding herd: a case study

  No. of animals % TARGET 1 %
Sow mortality rate 84 14 3-5
Sow culling rate 160 26.4 35-36
Removal rate
(mortality + culling)
244 40.4 39-40
Replacement rate 247 40.5 39-40
  1. 1 Muirhead [11]