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Dr. Tom Long joins Choice Genetics USA as Geneticist

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Dr. Tom Long has been hired as a Geneticist at Choice Genetics USA.  Choice Genetics is a Groupe Grimaud company and one of the world’s leading pig genetics companies.

Dr. Long has numerous years of experience in the industry, including positions with Smithfield Premium Genetics and Norsvin.  He also has experience globally working on genetic development in multiple systems. 

“The research team is excited to have him on board.  Tom brings great production experience and technical knowledge to our group,” says Derek Petry, Ph.D., VP of R&D and Nucleus Production.

“I’m very excited to be joining the Choice Genetics team and getting involved in the myriad of innovative initiatives, including CT scanning, Disease Tolerance, and Whole Genome Selection, allowing us to drive swine genetic improvement quickly on economically important traits such as feed efficiency,” says Tom Long, Ph. D., Geneticist.

Dr. Long holds an M.S. from the University of Illinois and a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska in Animal Breeding and Genetics.  Dr. Long will be based out of Choice Genetics USA’s West Des Moines office.

Source: Choice Genetics

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