U.S. farmers are caught in the middle of a tug of war between USDA and FDA over which agency has authority over genetic editing in livestock, allowing competitors to move ahead in the race to utilize this new technology.
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.
Prediction is very difficult, especially if it is about the future. When it comes to swine genetics, world-renowned genetics leader Max Rothschild says he’s optimistic about what lies ahead. Here's why.