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).
National FFA Convention and Expo wrapped up over the weekend with more than 70,000 students and advisors attending this hallmark event. The organization set a record for membership this year, topping 700,000 members.
Genomic editing technology such as CRISPR/Cas9 offers tremendous potential for accelerating genetic progress, but a new ruling from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) appears likely to stifle research and development.
From the evolution of genetic performance and the improvement of phenotypic preferences, to the initiation of youth involvement and education, raising purebred hogs today looks very different from what it used to.
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