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bp0017cpr15 | (1) | CPR2005

Seasonality of reproduction in gilts and sows

Peltoniemi O.A.T. , Virolainen J.V.

In the wild, the pig adapts her reproductive functions according to the seasonal changes in the environment, such as the ambient temperature and availability of food. Like in other short day seasonal breeders, breeding season is favoured in the mid winter in order to provide the offspring with the best chances to survive four months later Seasonal changes in environment are perceived mainly by the ability of the pig to recognise seasonal changes in photoperiod. This info...