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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(1): 2915-2919
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.701.348


Feed Conversion Efficiency (FCE) in Relation to Reproductive Performance of Sow
Kandarpa Boruah1*, Jitendra Saharia1, Simson Soren2, Karuna Saikia2,
Arindam Chakraborty2 and Mridusmrita Burhagohain2
1Livestock Production and Management, College of Veterinary Science, Assam Agricultural University, Khanapara-781022, India
2Lakhimpur College of Veterinary Science, Assam Agricultural University, North Lakhimpur, Joyhing-787051, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The northeastern region (NER) possessing the highest population of pigs in India. The livelihood of many communities in NER comes from piggery. The demand for meat and piggery production is challenged due to increase in the price of grain and feed for animal consumption. The Feed conversion efficiency (FCE) is gaining pre-eminence for selection of pigs in piggery. Pigs having better FCE are profitable to farmers, as they gain weight from less input. However, the correlation of FCE with reproductive performances of pigs is very limited. Therefore, the present study was designed to study the relationship between different FCE with reproductive performances of pigs. The correlation study revealed that the Pigs having medium or average FCE showed a positive correlation with reproductive performances viz. litter weight at birth (0.315), litter size at birth (0.253), live born piglets (0.289), litter weight at weaning (0.253) and litter size at weaning (0.381). Pigs having FCE below average and over did not show a positive correlation with reproductive performance. It can be concluded that FCE should be correlated with reproductive performance of pig for selecting the animals for the future stock.


Keywords: Feed conversion efficiency, Sow, Reproductive performances, Northeastern region
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Kandarpa Boruah, Jitendra Saharia, Simson Soren, Karuna Saikia, Arindam Chakraborty and Mridusmrita Burhagohain. 2018. Feed Conversion Efficiency (FCE) in Relation to Reproductive Performance of Sow.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(1): 2915-2919. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.701.348