Swine Genetics and Reproduction News

News published on October 15, 2008:

Shedding of porcine circovirus type 2 by boars and the role of PCV-2 in semen transmission

Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) is a small, circular, single-stranded DNA virus that affects pigs worldwide and is economically important to the swine industry. Within the past 3 years, North America has seen ...
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North Carolina State Univ. Cooperative Extension
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News published on October 8, 2008:

Good news for pig breeders

There are currently two methods for artificial insemination: bull semen can be frozen to a temperature of -172 °C and may be stored indefinitely. However, pig semen must be diluted and stored liquid, and the st...
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AlphaGalileo / SINTEF
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News published on September 4, 2008:

Improving Piglet Survival

Neonatal mortality in pigs is a major welfare and economic concern. It is one of the issues being tackled by Welfare Quality®. Farmers suffer an average of 20% mortality per litter of piglets, which represents ...
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Welfare Quality press release
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News published on August 26, 2008:

Keep Boars Cool During Summer

The elevated environmental temperature and humidity associated with summers in Virginia can severely affect swine reproduction. Breeding operations often experience a "summer slump"  during which reproductive e...
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Virginia Cooperative Extension Livestock Update
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News published on August 20, 2008:

Hypor Mexico formally established

Hypor’s growth in Latin America was recently strengthened with the formal creation of Hypor Mexico on July 23, 2008. The new company, Hypor Mexico S. de R.L de C.V , is owned by Hypor B.V. (99%) and Hendrix Gen...
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Hypor
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News published on August 8, 2008:

Key Thinkers Unite at JSR Conference

JSR Genetics' 19th Technical Conference, entitled '50 Years of Excellence in Breeding', which takes place on 16th September 2008, will bring together influential industry thinkers of the present - and future. J...
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JSR Genetics
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News published on August 6, 2008:

Lighten up to avoid autumn infertility

July and August are months when pig producers should start thinking about autumn infertility. Rapidly-falling day lengths are one of the triggers leading to increased returns in sows over the autumn period."One...
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ACMC Ltd. news
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News published on July 31, 2008:

Hypor Finalizes Agreement to Acquire France Hybrides

Hypor, the pig breeding division of Hendrix Genetics, has concluded its acquisition of France Hybrides from Groupe Glon.The acquisition of France Hybrides fits with Hypor’s strategy to having leading positions ...
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Hypor
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News published on July 14, 2008:

Supplementing Boar Diets with Omega-3 Fatty Acids Increases Sperm Production

Swine farms in Virginia have become increasingly sophisticated and employ a variety of modern reproductive technologies such as artificial insemination (AI). Use of AI offers swine producers numerous advantages...
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Virginia Cooperative Extension Livestock Update
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News published on July 10, 2008:

Hypor Presence Expanding in Eastern Europe

Hypor is pleased to announce that it has signed agreements in the Republics of Serbia and Croatia for the production and distribution of breeding pigs.In Croatia, Dimar d.o.o received Hypor breeding pigs in Dec...
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Hypor press release
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