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Pig Industry News By Category: Genetics
16 April 2018
Breeding sows without CD163 gene might ultimately eliminate PRRS virus
Sows without the CD163 gene are not only resistant to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus, they also give birth to healthy, normal piglets — a finding that could ultimately lead...
Genesus Global Market Report: USA, April 2018
The U.S. Pork Industry has become a pawn in the political spectrum; tit for tat between the U.S. and China. Unfortunately, it looks as if the pork industry is going to take most of the beating in this...
13 April 2018
DanBred launches Dutch subsidiary
The establishment of DanBred BV will ensure the continuous supply of DanBred breeding animals and genetics to the Dutch market....
11 April 2018
Genesus global technical report: Genetics and the pig's gut
A pig’s gut, or more specifically the microorganisms (microbiota) in it, are a major topic of interest....
09 April 2018
Genesus Global Market Report: EU and Spanish pork markets April 2018
After more than a month in the live price was in the psychological border of the euro, the prices have been rising from the month of February little by little to put at 1.156 € / kg live weight at this...
05 April 2018
40 million pigs in Pigbase
Topigs Norsvin’s breeding database, Pigbase, has achieved it’s 40 millionth entry....
04 April 2018
Jim Long's Pork Commentary: USDA March hogs and pig report
More pigs: There is no doubt that the US continues to increase pig production. This is being accomplished by two things – more sows and increased productivity. ...
03 April 2018
Inbreeding: not all gloom and doom
In general, the greater the degree of inbreeding, the greater the reduction in performance of the pig. However, Genesus experts say that inbreeding in pig populations is not all gloom and doom. ...
31 March 2018
Jim Long Pork Commentary: Russia road trip March 2018
Last week we spent in Russia. Arrived on the weekend in the midst of Russia elections. ...
14 March 2018
Never stop improving: PIC’s game-changing genetic advancements in pork quality
At PIC, genetic improvement of pigs is accelerating faster than ever before....
01 March 2018
The science of gene editing takes centre stage at Pork Industry Forum
Kansas City – 28 February, 2018 – Science, technology and global health author and journalist Michael Specter opened the annual pork industry forum, offering his insights on gene editing to the more...
20 February 2018
Hypor Libra*: Greater gains with less labour
The expression “time is money” is especially true for pork producers, because time and money are the two things that are always in short supply; or at least, they used to be. Thanks to the new Hypor...
Can your boar ensure quality? Hypor Kanto can
These days, quality can be hard to find, unless you know where to look. And if you’re seeking a boar that offers exceptional meat quality, look no further than the Hypor Kanto. ...
13 February 2018
Hypor's commitment to quality attracts top breeder
Last month, Hypor signed a long-term breeding contract with their new Great Grandparent (GGP) nucleus farm in France for their Hypor Large White. The farm (SCEA du Bois de Thiouzée) is owned by Bertrand...
12 February 2018
PigSustain: assessing the resilience of the UK pig industry
In an interview with The Pig Site, Dr Mary Friel, Leeds University, discusses how the PigSustain initiative is assessing the resilience of the UK pig industry to ensure it is prepared for the future....
31 January 2018
Hypor Libra* raises interest, lowers feed cost
As the world’s most “prolificient” sow - the sum of prolific and efficient – the Libra* balances traits in feed conversion and mothering ability to lower the feed cost per pig. “Producing more...
29 January 2018
Hypor Magnus earns top marks in Hickory Ridge trial
Best pork; lowest cost. In any recipe for Total System Profitability, those are key ingredients. That may explain why the Hypor Magnus stole the show in a recent terminal sire trial at Hickory Ridge Research...
27 January 2018
Achieving high-quality pork: Superior genetics & proper animal-carcass handling
In this issue of the Pig Improver, we explore facts, both well-known and maybe not as well-known, about achieving consistent high quality pork....
18 January 2018
DanAvl now DanBred
DanBred will market, sell and advise on pig genetics worldwide....
17 January 2018
Genesus global technical report: Adding customer value with genotype information
Genesus has written a number of articles on the importance of genomic information to improve genetic gain. That is because genomic information can greatly improve the accuracy of estimated breeding values...
12 January 2018
How does Hypor spell carcass quality? S-T-A-R
If a genetic line makes you choose between quality and quantity, the choice is clear: Choose another line. But not just any line. The Hypor Libra* (pronounced Libra Star) gives you both in merging the...
11 January 2018
Jim Long Pork Commentary: Some observations for the future
Gene edited, markets and USDA Voluntary Pork Grade System. ...
09 January 2018
Danish research presents TN70 sow’s superior mothering ability
The Topigs Norsvin TN70 has better mothering skills than the DanAvl LY sow. She produces the same number of weaned pigs per litter with fewer resources. ...
The end of surgical castration?
The new alliance between Recombinetics and DNA Genetics is working towards breeding of sterile male pigs through genetic manipulation, with the primary aim being to end surgical castrations....
08 January 2018
NA PRRS Symposium highlights include diagnostics, epidemiology
ANALYSIS - Dr. Jens Kjaer, director of technical marketing with Boehringer Ingelheim, highlights technical topics covered at the Saturday morning session of the North American PRRS Symposium in Chicago...
04 January 2018
Combatting PRRSV: the new oral fluid IgM-IgA ELISA
Swine producers and veterinarians need both nucleic acid- and antibody-based tests to monitor PRRSV. PRRSV RT-PCR reflects virus circulation at the time of sample collection, whereas antibodies reveal...
19 December 2017
Genesus global technical report: The impact of selecting on FCR on pork quality
The discussion around pork quality has been going on for years, yet little has been done to do anything about it, genetically speaking....
14 December 2017
Hypor's new facility opens doors to the future
Successful companies don’t react to change; they drive it. With that in mind, Hypor recently opened the doors on a new state-of-the-art facility in Sichamps, France. ...
13 December 2017
Genesus global technical report: Incorporating information in routine genetic evaluation
For many years, pig producers depended on physical characteristics and phenotypic evaluations to select pigs to produce their next generation. Later on, breeding and cross-breeding methods, using quantitative...
08 December 2017
Norwegian legislative debate opens doors for gene editing in the pork industry
In a move that could have huge implications for global pork production, a new way to classify and regulate GMOs has been proposed by the Norwegian Biotechnology Advisory Board this week....
 
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