Inside this newsletter: “A” Team Message The Year of Genetic Progress Another Pleased Producer Exports to Korea Resume Gilt Development Read it Here
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Inside this newsletter: “A” Team Message Fundamental Rethink in Genetic Selection? Predictor of Lifetime Performance Monitoring Back Fat on Sows Read it Here
- Breeding Values - Breeding value: The value of an individual as a (genetic) parent. Also – can’t be measured directly, elusive, relative, and an abstract mathematical concept. That sure doesn’t sound very reassuring to base a genetic program on. And yet, through measuring performance, building pedigrees, and using statistical procedures it can be done! Read [...]
Inside this newsletter: "A" Team Message Sow Mortality Lower Stress Sows New Technology for Meat Quality Read it Here
- The Premier F1 League - Due to its massive budgets, skilled team members, and worldwide recognition, F1 racing is considered to be the premier form of auto racing. Due to their uniformity, hybrid vigour, and close relation to nucleus stock, F1 pigs are considered to be the premier type of pig for production. Read More
Inside this newsletter: "A" Team Message Production Tips New Ventures Read it Here
- Loci and Zygotes - A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… No, sorry, this isn’t the start of a new sci-fi story about Loci and his trusty pal, Zygotes. This is about something much closer to home, yet quite possibly, more fascinating. Inside the core of each cell in every living [...]
Inside this newsletter: "A" Team Message AGC Nucleus Herd Profile: Sand Ridge Genetics Tools for Improved Pig Health Group Sow Housing Vista Villa Repop Read it Here
Selection - To have a top performing pig is good. A barn full of top performing pigs is better. A barn full of top performing pigs where each generation outperforms the previous is best. This is the essence of animal breeding: To improve animal populations over time through proper selection and mating. Read More
G x E Interactions - The last AGC Refresher article ended with a warning to consider system interactions when pursuing the “best” animal. The best performing pigs in one environment could also be the worst performing in another. Read More