October 15, 2010 Blueprint Issue

Identifying a top quality source of replacement gilts is critical to the long-term health and productivity of the breeding herd. This Blueprint edition provides guidelines for building a sound replacement gilt program, including nutritional considerations to maximize genetic potential, the importance of an effective health management program, ensuring selection pressure is being placed on repoductive traits, and a special section on screening for reproductive and skeletal soundness.

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Gilt Nutrition

Health

Genetics

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