What pigs eat can alter the composition of their meat—and not just how much fat or protein they deposit. This has raised concerns about a component in swine diets—oxidized oils—and its effect on pork quality.
How much value is created between and within a given index? Justin Fix of The Maschhoffs says it's important for producers to understand if the extra they pay for genetics actually generates a return on the added cost.
A new genome editing method is creating swine that remain in a pre-pubertal state, thus eliminating the need for surgical castration, according to a release from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR).
A sample of Duroc boar semen was the one millionth sample of animal germplasm to arrive at USDA-Agricultural Research Service's National Animal Germplasm Collection—a milestone in preserving genetic animal information.