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Thomas Kirchoff
D. F. Cox

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Competition may influence the weights of animals confined to litters or pens, if conditions occur that limit the space and the feed provided, by inducing a negative correlation among the weights within the groups. An example of the phenomenon appeared in the birthweight of pigs where the intra-class correlation declined in a linear manner with increasing litter size. The data consisted of records on 33,165 pigs from 3282 litters raised on a single farm.

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LITTER MATE CORRELATIONS IN THE WEIGHT OF PIGS

Competition may influence the weights of animals confined to litters or pens, if conditions occur that limit the space and the feed provided, by inducing a negative correlation among the weights within the groups. An example of the phenomenon appeared in the birthweight of pigs where the intra-class correlation declined in a linear manner with increasing litter size. The data consisted of records on 33,165 pigs from 3282 litters raised on a single farm.