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Porkpod: With a change to cooler temperatures, changes are also on the way for pigs and pig farmers

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Speaker: Dr. Chris Hostetler, Director Animal Science National Pork Board

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With a change to cooler temperatures, changes are also on the way for pigs and pig farmers

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#37 - Pros and cons of different genetic selection criteria for pigs - Madie Wensley

Video: #37 - Pros and cons of different genetic selection criteria for pigs - Madie Wensley

Preferred selection criteria have changed drastically over the last several decades. When it comes to that matter, increasing growth rate is typically high on the priority list – but should you select for increased gain in the nursery or in the finishing period? In this episode, I talk with Madie Wensley about her study that evaluated 2 different sire lines – one selected for early maturing pigs and another, for late maturing pigs – to see how their growth rates and stress levels differed from birth until market.