Abstract

Over 75,000 litter records obtained from seven different mink ranches were analyzed as to the effects of whelping date and last breeding date on number of live kits born. Seven mating sequences were also considered. Smaller litter sizes were observed in the last part of the whelping season for females mated only once or twice on consecutive days. However, these reductions were not correlated with later mating dates in the breeding season.
 

R. L Park

Proceedings of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Volume XV. Beef cattle, sheep and pig genetics and breeding, fibre, fur and meat quality., , 195–198, 1990
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