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Boar management
  1. AD Leman and
  2. HE Rodeffer

Abstract

Many boar problems result from an insufficient number of boars in relation to the number of sows in the herd, sexually immature boars, inadequately preconditioned or improperly managed boars. The following factors which determine optimum boar efficiency are discussed: (a) sexual development and mating behaviour, (b) selection, (c) preconditioning, (d) mating systems, (e) examination and culling.

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