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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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NPPC boosts defense against swine diseases

Updating traceability for a healthier pork industry Read More

Record Pigs per Litter Offsets Cuts to Farrowings

Much of the growth reflects greater exports to Canada (13%) Read More

USDA to host third African Swine Fever Action Week

The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is hosting its third annual African Swine Fever (ASF) Action Week from October 2 - 6, 2023, according to a government-issued press release. USDA-APHIS is encouraging US swine producers, small farms and pig owners to join us and learn about ASF and what they can do to help protect the US swine herd. ASF has never been detected in the US, but since its detection in the Dominican Republic and Haiti in 2021, USDA has partnered with industry and states to enhance already strong safeguards to protect US swine from this costly disease. ”The longer ASF continues to circulate around the globe, the greater the threat to the US swine industry,” said Rosemary Sifford, APHIS veterinary services deputy administrator, and Chief Veterinary Officer. Read More

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