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on March 11, 2015

Pietrain bloodlines: What are the pros, cons?

Pietrain boars offer pig producers an excellent option for maximizing efficient lean meat production, particularly with commercial halothane-free lines available.

In many markets there is a demand for lean pork, and, as such, the Pietrain is used as terminal sire in commercial breeding programs. The breed is known for its high yield of lean meat and efficiency. However, growth rates have traditionally been slower than other commercially used boars. Genetic…

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