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Sam Hoste

Dr. Sam Hoste established Quantech Solutions, which provides genetics and data analysis for farmers, processors and retailers. He is a co-founder of This Little Piggy, energizing innovation and knowledge management in agriculture, food and bioscience. Dr Hoste is a member of the UK National Pig Association's technical and advisory committee.


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Pig Health

Choosing the right pig breeding stock

Balanced selection and a pig’s total genetic merit should be considered before purchasing.
The pig breeding stock you purchase directly affects your farm’s financial success. Pig traits such as litter size, growth and feed efficiency are key factors that influence a pig farmer’s balance sheet.
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