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Pig Breeding & Genetics

The latest science, news and swine breeding research and genetics information on sows, hogs, boars, gilts and piglets to help pig producers maximize herd performance and yields from the editors of Pig International magazine. Topics include sow single-fixed time insemination, boar taint and breeding boars.

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Illinois pig farmer shares perspective of gene editing on animal agriculture

California event addresses role of emerging technology on human, animal and crop health
Science and ethics experts took part in a first-of-its-kind conference on the role of gene editing. CRISPRcon - a summit named for the genome editing technique creating Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR) - brought together a diverse set of panelists to discuss this emerging technology.
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Pig breed produces large litters

Van Dijck’s Hypor “Large White” gilts are averaging 13.5 live piglets.
With an average of 15 piglets born alive, 2017 is shaping up to be a good year for Hypor’s partner Leon van Dijck, the owner of Schweinehaltung Düben GmbH and C. A Nucleus farm in Düben, Germany which works with Hypor genetics for many years now.
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Exclusive: How sow single fixed-time insemination works

Knowing more about this new technique can help overcome challenges.
The development and approval of a new generation of reproductive hormones for advancing and synchronizing ovulation in swine has been attracting attention for their application use of single fixed-time insemination (SFTI). The technology is based on the administration of a hormone to sows after weaning and is followed by only one timed insemination the next day.
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National Pork Board appoints Bill Even as new CEO

Former South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture will join National Pork Board in time for the beginning of World Pork Expo
William J. “Bill” Even, an agriculture-industry leader with substantial senior management experience in crop and livestock production, will join the National Pork Board as its new CEO on June 6.
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The Maschhoffs, Hormel targeted in undercover video

The Maschoffs says it is taking corrective actions to assure proper animal welfare practices are in place
The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) has released a video that depicts scenes of animal abuse and neglect at a Nebraska pig breeding farm owned and operated by The Maschhoffs.
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