Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

4-2008

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Extension

Volume

46

Issue

2

First Page

1

Last Page

3

Abstract

The article describes development of a bilingual poster to assists pig producers in classifying body condition scores (BCS) in sows. Sows of the lowest body condition score were purchased, fed for 96 days, and photographed as each sow incrementally increased to the maximum BCS of 5. Pictures from two sows of each BCS of 1 through 5 were professionally arranged on a poster and published in a nationally distributed swine magazine. The poster was designed to assist producers in employee training at the farm level. Similar posters could be developed to improve selection and/or management skills in other livestock species.

Comments

This article is from Journal of Extension 46 (2008): 2TOT7. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Extension Journal, Inc.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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