Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 51 issue 1 (february 2017) : 179-181

Effect of Different genetic and non-genetic factors on Pre weaning litter and growth performance of pigs

Purabi Kaushik*, S. Banik, S. Naskar, K. Barman, A.K. Das, D.K. Sarma
1<p>ICAR-National Research Centre on Pig,&nbsp;Rani, Guwahati-7811 31, India.</p>
Cite article:- Kaushik* Purabi, Banik S., Naskar S., Barman K., Das A.K., Sarma D.K. (2017). Effect of Different genetic and non-genetic factors on Pre weaninglitter and growth performance of pigs . Indian Journal of Animal Research. 51(1): 179-181. doi: 10.18805/ijar.v0iOF.7005.

The study was carried out on two different genetic groups of pig viz. Duroc and Hampshire maintained at pig breeding farm of National Research Centre on Pig, Guwahati. Effect of different genetic group and non-genetic factors (year and season of farrowing and parity) were estimated by least squares analysis of variance for different litter production, weight and pre weaning growth rate. Genetic group and parity revealed highly significant (P<0.01) effect on all the traits under study. However, effect of year and season of birth was non significant in most of the cases. The pre weaning mortality of Hampshire pigs was found to be less than Duroc. The performance of litter production and weight traits of Hampshire pigs were found to be better than Duroc pigs in the farm.  

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