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AGC Refresher – Selection

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

AGC Refresher – Selection2021-01-22T10:02:36-05:00

AGC Refresher – G x E Interactions

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

AGC Refresher – G x E Interactions2021-01-22T10:02:36-05:00

AGC Refresher – Pursuing the “Best” Animal

Pursuing the "Best" Animal - We’ve all heard the terms before: genotype, phenotype, heritability, repeatability, and now genomics. It’s easy to get lost in all this genetic lingo, and thus it can be helpful to get a refresher on the basics and build from there. Read More

AGC Refresher – Pursuing the “Best” Animal2021-01-22T10:02:36-05:00
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