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Maximizing Crossbred Pig Performance
Crossbreeding is the most widely used production system in the swine industry, and thus the genetic improvement...
Animal Variation and the Derivation of Optimal Shipping Strategies for Finishing Pigs
The difference between the average individual and the population mean response depends on the amount of genetic...
Managing Variation to Achieve Uniformity in Pig Production
Many packers utilize payment methods that require producers to ship pigs that meet certain targets in order...
Improving Sow Reproductive Efficiency Using Genomic Selection
Commercial pig breeding in general follows a crossbreeding program, where the selection decisions are made...
Genetics of Teat Number in Swine
Teat number and more importantly number of functional teats is an important factor in sow productivity....
Understanding the Lag of Genetic Improvement Transfer from Nucleus to Commercial Units
The pig industry’s production system or pork value chain is usually viewed as a three-tiered pyramid. This...

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