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Score on health needed to strengthen the weakest link

Inextricable links between the three big elements affecting pig performance dictate success or failure. An eternal triangle links these elements - genetics, health and nutrition - where each one continues to influence each of the other two. Health is the most difficult to quantify and can often be the weakest link. Plans to improve this and ideas to emphasise herd health will improve overall performance.

Keywords: herd health, triangle, car, conversion rates, schemes
Source: Pig Progress Volume 23. No 9
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Pig Progress, volume 23, no.6 2007

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