Indian Journal of Agricultural Research

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N. Sri Balaji1, T. Sivaraman2, T. Sivakumar, V. Ramesh3
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1Livestock Research Station, Kattupakkam - 603 203, India
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Cite article:- Balaji1 Sri N., Sivaraman2 T., Sivakumar T., Ramesh3 V. (2023). INFLUENCE OF CASTRATION ON GROWTH RATE AND BODY MEASUREMENTS IN LARGE WHITE YORKSHIRE PIGS*. Indian Journal of Agricultural Research. 40(2): 123 - 126. doi: .
An experiment was conducted to assess the effect of castration on the growth rate, feed
efficiency and linear body measurements of Large White Yorkshire pigs. The experimental group
consisted of castrated and uncastrated pigs with 8 in each group and a second trial was conducted
with one more set of pigs. The final body weight at 180 days of age was significantly (P < 0.01)
higher in castrated group (72.03±0.57 kg) compared to uncastrated group (70.44±0.41 kg), whereas, the daily body weight gain was not statistically different between the two experimental groups. The average daily feed intake was significantly (P gnificantly (P n uncastrated group than the castrated group, whereas the chest girth and height of the animals were significantly (P
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