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Table 3 Description of sow and litter characteristics by farm

From: An epidemiological investigation into the association between biomarkers and growth performance in nursery pigs

Farm Number of sows Sow paritya Live births per littera Still births per littera
1 650 2.3 ± 1.9 12.6 ± 2.8 0.9 ± 0.6
2 500 3.6 ± 2.3 11.4 ± 2.8 1.1 ± 1.0
3 1000 2.3 ± 3.2 13.9 ± 1.3 0.4 ± 1.4
4 240 2.3 ± 1.2 11.0 ± 0.5 0.6 ± 0.5
5 123 4.9 ± 2.2 12.3 ± 2.0 1.4 ± 1.0
6 650 3.1 ± 1.9 13.4 ± 1.7 1.0 ± 1.1
7 850 3.6 ± 2.2 11.3 ± 2.7 1.0 ± 0.8
8 670 4.1 ± 2.9 12.9 ± 3.2 0.1 ± 0.4
Mean 585 3.3 ± 2.43 12.3 ± 2.46 0.8 ± 1.0
  1. abased on the seven randomly selected sows per farm used in this study.