Effects of Chromium Picolinate on Reproduction and Farrowing Performance of Parity One Sows

Kansas State University Swine Research. We examined the influence of chromium picolinate fed to gilts during the growing phase from 50 lb through their first farrowing on reproductive and farrowing performance. No differences were detected in first service farrowing rate or total or live born litter size. These data fail to support a positive influence of chromium picolinate fed during development and gestation on reproductive and farrowing performance of parity 1 sows.