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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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Extremely Rare Pigs That Can Fight Off Bears Saved From Extinction by Farmers

A farmer says an extremely rare pig has successfully been brought back from the brink of extinction.Read More

Shic-Funded Study Looks To Other Industries For Infectious Aerosol Biocontainment Ideas

A project to evaluate technologies to prevent the spread of infectious bioaerosols is making progress. Led by Dr. Montse Torremorell at the University of Minnesota, the project is identifying existing and emerging technologies across different industries for their ability to contain bioaerosols in the face of swine disease outbreaks. Read More

Improving the Gilt Selection Process

Learn to select the best replacement pigs for your sow herd within a given swine genetic population.Read More

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