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Capturing relative phenotypes to help us understand boar fertility

Amanda Minton, Associate Director of Reproductive Technology at Acuity Swine and Karl Kerns, Assistant Professor at Iowa State University, discuss capturing relative phenotypes to help us understand and ultimately improve boar fertility.

 

R&D: Understanding index distribution and accountability in competitive comparison

Justin Fix, Director of Business Development and Genetic Improvement with Acuity and Caleb Shull, Director of Research at The Maschhoffs discuss how genetic evaluation varies from nucleus to commercial production and how that variation creates a bias in data analysis.


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United States Hog Inventory Down 1%

As of Sept. 1, there were 73.8 million hogs and pigs on U.S. farms, down 1% from September 2021 but up 2% from June 1, 2022, according to the Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report published today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).Read More

Still Lower Inventories with No Intentions to Expand

The USDA’s September Hogs and Pigs report places the September 1 inventory of all hogs and pigs at 73.8 million head, up about 1.8% from last quarter but down 1.4% from last year and just below the pre-report expected range of 0.4% to 1.2% lower. The lower than anticipated inventory basically reflects that market hog and breeding herd inventories, respectively, are 1.5% and 0.6% lower than a year ago, compared to average pre-report expectations of 0.5% (range of -1.0% to +0.5%) and 0.8% (range of 0.5% to 1.3%) lower.Read More

NPPC Statement on Federal Ruling on USDA’s New Swine Inspection Program

The following statement can be attributed to the National Pork Producers CouncilRead More

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