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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 5
First page : (900) Last page : (903)
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Effects of Season, Sex and Period of Farrowing on Growth Performance of Large White Yorkshire Pigs

Archana K.*, Selvam S., Sivakumar T., Serma Saravana Pandian, A., Balasubramanyam, D. and Mohamed Safiullah, A.

Department of Animal Husbandry Statistics and Computer Applications,
Madras Veterinary College, TANUVAS, Chennai – 600 007
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Received: 5.02.2018 | Revised: 27.03.2018   | Accepted: 6.04.2018  



An attempt was made to  establish the effect of  season, sex and period of farrowing on growth  performance for Large White Yorkshire pigs. The data pertaining to achieve the objectives were collected between 2011 to 2016 at PGRIAS, Kattupakkam, on bodyweights at different ages of pigs with the  Male and  Female Large White Yorkshire pigs were included in the study. Based on the objective of the study, collected data was grouped into five equal periods (Period I: 2011 to 2012; Period II : 2012-2013; Period III : 2013-2014: Period IV: 2014-2015; Period V:2015-2016). To assess the seasonal fluctuations, ( Season I: March –June, Season II: July-October, Season III: November-February) seasonal factors were included in the study. The  General Linear  models was used in the analysis.The over all least squares mean for birth weight,56 days weight,120days,180 days weight,240 days weight were  1.401 ±0.05  kg, 7.749 ±0.06 kg, 25.244 ± 0.15 kg,41.546 ± 0.03 kg,75.847±0.12 kg respectively.  The effect of sex was found as significant source of variation from birth to weaning. The period of farrowing and season of farrowing was not found as signifiacant source of variation on the body weights.

Key words: Growth Performance, Large White Yorkshire, Linear model

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Cite this article: Archana, K., Selvam, S., Sivakumar, T,  Pandian, S.S.A., Balasubramanyam, D. and Mohamed Safiullah, A., Effects of Season, Sex and Period of Farrowing on Growth Performance of Large White Yorkshire Pigs, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(5): 900-903 (2018). doi: