New analysis allows accurate prediction of slaughter age

Research published in the Journal of Animal Science has shown analysis method can accurately use phenotype and gene data to predict the age at which pigs will be ready for slaughter.
spotted piglets in an indoor facility looking at the camera
Using statistical analysis, phenotype and genetic data can be used to predict the age that an individual pig will be ready for slaughter

Treena Hein

Treena Hein is a Canadian writer who contributes to many publications both domestic and global in the field of agriculture and beyond. She is a winner of the ‘International Federation of Agricultural Journalists’ STAR Prize.

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