Swine Genetics and Reproduction News

News published on June 30, 2009:

Chinese scientists create pig stem cells

Scientists in China have for the first time transformed somatic cells from pigs into pluripotent stem cells - cells that, like embryonic stem cells, can develop into any type of cell in the body. The achieveme...
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Journal of Molecular Cell Biology
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News published on May 29, 2009:

Chocolate-Coloured Pigs Help Scientists

A litter of dark brown piglets born at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences will help doctors gain a better understanding of arteriosclerosis and aid in the development of a more efficient cloning technique. ...
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Aarhus University Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
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News published on May 22, 2009:

Organic pig producers: A feasible genetic programme

The genetic programme for the organic pig production sector that is most beneficial in the short term is a rotational crossbreeding structure with purebred and terminal AI boars that are specifically selected f...
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Wageningen UR Animal Breeding & Genomics Centre
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News published on May 21, 2009:

Hypor Signs MOU to Purchase PB Duroc Herd

Hypor Inc. announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to purchase the purebred nucleus herd of Canadian based, purebred Duroc breeder, Shade Oak Swine Ltd. including all AI boars owned by S...
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Hypor
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News published on May 14, 2009:

SMS has released its latest Production Index Genesus number one herd at 30.80

Swine Management Services, LLC (SMS) Fremont, Nebraska USA the world's largest swine benchmarking service recently released their Production Index for 2008.The database encompasses 585 farms and 1,175,053 femal...
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Genesus Genetics Inc.
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News published on May 14, 2009:

Hypor Team Expanding in USA

Continued growth in the American market required the expansion of the Hypor team in the United States and Hypor USA is pleased to announce the appointment of Graydon Bell to the position of Sales Representative...
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Hypor
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News published on April 24, 2009:

Hypor Inc. Forms New Alliance With Mag Inc.

Meeting the breeding needs of both Canadian and mid American producers has lead to the strategic alliance between Hypor Inc. and newly incorporated Mid-America Genetics International Incorporated (MAG) a Manito...
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Hypor
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News published on April 20, 2009:

Netherlands: 27.3 weaned piglets per sow per year

In 2008, Dutch pig farmers using TOPIGS genetics achieved an average production of 27.3 weaned piglets per sow per year. This is an increase of 0.9 piglets compared to 2007. The top 10% of farms managed an impr...
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TOPIGS newsletter
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News published on April 16, 2009:

Effect of On-Farm Storage Temperature on Stored Semen Quality

Researchers from the University of Guelph in Canada presented the results from an evaluation of on-farm semen storage on 28 farms in Ontario at the recent meetings of the American Association of Swine Veterinar...
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NCSU Cooperative Extension Service
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News published on March 17, 2009:

Revolutionary sperm idea

Embedding sperm cells in a gel for artificial insemination increases the fertilisation period for cattle and pigs and give more babies. There are currently two methods for artificial insemination: bull semen c...
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SINTEF news
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