Researchers identify PRRS genetic marker

A consortium of scientists from around the country has discovered a genetic marker in pigs that identifies whether or not the animal has a reduced susceptibility to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS). FULL STORY »

Getting Your Genetics’ Worth

With today’s highly efficient swine genetics, raising healthy, fast-growing pigs should be an easy outcome, right? FULL STORY »

Leading Breeders form Genetic Services Company

The group will draw on its extensive gene pool and unique attributes to position the company more formally at a national level. FULL STORY »

Introducing a New Swine Genetics Line

A high-health swine genetic nucleus, featuring Maxgro terminal sires, is being established at Hermitage Roseland artificial insemination station in Gwynne, Alberta, according to Hermitage NGT. FULL STORY »

You Have to Take Ownership

The days of society being tied to the farm and understanding why you do what you do are gone. You have to accept that fact and move on. Of course, that’s easier said than done, because farmers get really frustrated with people challenging their actions and intentions. FULL STORY »

Genetic Progress: Tipping The Genetic Iceberg

Genetic advancement relies heavily on information. Researchers first must identify and isolate a gene for certain traits, before they can select for those traits. FULL STORY »

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