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Table 2 Technical characteristics of the whole sample and the two identified groups with different levels of growing-finishing performance as defined by the hierarchical cluster analysis (mean and standard deviation [sd])

From: Factors associated with the growing-finishing performances of swine herds: an exploratory study on serological and herd level indicators

  Overall sample (41 herds) Group 1 (24 herds) Group 2 (17 herds) p-valuea
  mean sd mean sd Mean sd  
Average daily weight gain from 8 to 115 kg (g/day) 754.00 41.61 781.08 26.28 715.76 26.50 < 0.01
Feed conversion ratio from 8 to 115 kg (kg/kg) 2.53 0.13 2.48 0.08 2.60 0.14 < 0.01
Mortality from 8 to 115 kg (%) 5.21 1.99 4.09 0.93 6.79 2.03 < 0.01
Carcass slaughter weight (kg) 119.78 4.91 121.22 5.21 117.75 3.58 < 0.01
  1. aComparison between group 1 and group 2, Kruskal-Wallis test, p < 0.05