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Topigs selection factor

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Phone: +1.31.411.64.88.70

Location

Topigs
Helvoirtseweg 227
PO Box 86
Helvoirt 5268 ZH
Netherlands

Topigs includes in its breeding programme a method that allows selection to take account of the social behaviour between pigs in a pen. This involves a mathematical model developed jointly in the Netherlands by the Institute for Pig Genetics and the animal breeding/genomics centre of Wageningen University, after research showed social interactions between pigs are inherited and can make a significant contribution to animal performance.

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