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Abstract In pig production Pietrain and Duroc lines are often used as terminal sire lines to produce crossbred slaughter pigs. The objective of this study was to identify the differences in paternal fertility and mortality during the suckling period of crossbred progeny from Pietrain and Duroc...
Abstract Maternal inflammation induces intrauterine growth restriction (MI-IUGR) of the fetus, which compromises metabolic health in human offspring and reduces value in livestock. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of maternal inflammation at mid-gestation on fetal skeletal...
Abstract Two experiments were conducted to evaluate the efficacy of mineral supplementation to cattle grazing winter-wheat pasture. In Exp. 1 (fall), 120 steers and heifers [body weight (BW) = 232 ± 11.4 kg] were assigned randomly to 4 blocks of replicated pastures during the second week of...
Abstract The aim of this study was to determine whether newly-weaned piglets had a preference for diets containing hydroxychloride trace minerals (HTM). To test this, two preference tests were set up. In Exp. 1, the piglets could choose between HTM or inorganic, originating from sulfate trace...
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