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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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USDA Announces Details of New Program for Producers Who Suffered Losses from Depopulation

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, allocated funding for PLIP to provide assistance to producers for losses of livestock and poultry depopulated as a result of processing disruptions during COVID-19.Read More

China's African Swine Fever Control Situation Remains Complicated - Official

China's herd of 439 million pigs at the end of June was 99.4% of the level at the end of 2017, with sow herd at 45.64 million head, 102% of the level at end of 2017, said Zeng Yande, head of development and planning under the ministry, at the same event.Read More

UMD Collaborates to Improve Pig Muscle Growth, Implications for Sustainability and Health

Research examines supplementation and epigenetic changes that could translate to improved muscle growth and future health applications in animals and humans.Read More

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