Swine Genetics and Reproduction News

News published on July 4, 2008:

First international symposium of TOPIGS big success

In June TOPIGS organised an international symposium with the title "The added value of modern genetic suppliers for global players in the pig industry".About 200 international relations of TOPIGS met in the vil...
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TOPIGS newsletter
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News published on July 4, 2008:

New Cyprian Boar Stud a Sell-Out Success

Two open evenings at a new 90 place Cyprian boar stud have proved an outstanding success. Response from producers to the initial invitation to view the new EU standard stud, developed by pig production company ...
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JSR Genetics news
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News published on July 2, 2008:

Selecting for Improved Weaning Capacity

A lot of strides have been made in the improvement of pigs in the past few decades. The advent of the use of BLUP in the early 90's in particular gave a boost to the slow progress seen in those traits with low ...
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Hypor eNewsletter
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News published on June 30, 2008:

Selecting Gilts For Lifetime Productivity

Simultaneous advances have been made in the number of pigs a sow can produce each year, predominantly due to management, and in lean (growth rate and percentage), predominantly due to genetics. Today’s gilts gr...
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North Carolina State University Swine News
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News published on June 24, 2008:

Cash-in on cull sows to increase productivity

Due to the disruption caused by foot-and-mouth and very poor cull sow prices, lots of pig farmers have held onto older sows for too long. As a result the parity structure in many breeding herds is now seriously...
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ACMC Ltd.
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News published on June 2, 2008:

Keep the Breeding Herd Cool During Summer

The optimum ambient temperature for swine in the breeding herd is approximately 65° F (range of approximately 55 to 75° F). Thus, the elevated environmental temperature and humidity associated with summers in V...
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Virginia Cooperative Extension
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News published on May 8, 2008:

New World Beating Boar Goes to War on Feed Costs

A new boar bred by UK's pig genetics company JSR Genetics, is consistently achieving a record breaking reduction in feed conversion rates (FCR) - 13.4 per cent less than the UK average - and the lowest achieved...
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JSR Genetics
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News published on April 30, 2008:

In-breeding in pigs causes defects, small litter-expert

Cross breeding is a better alternative to in-breeding even for backyard pig farms, a British expert said during the recently concluded hog convention. Dr. Rex Walters of the British Pig Association said that wh...
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Sun Star Philippines
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News published on April 25, 2008:

Norsvin opens new boar test station with CT technology

11th of March 2008 was a significant day for modern pig breeding. Together with partners and friends from Europe and America, Norsvin celebrated the opening of Norsvin Delta. Norsvin Delta, located close to the...
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Norsvin press release
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News published on April 23, 2008:

TOPIGS genetics: 26.36 weaned piglets per sow per year

Dutch pig farmers with TOPIGS sows achieved an average production of 26.36 weaned piglets per year in 2007. Compared with 2006, this is an increase of 0.65 piglets. This picture emerged from the technical resul...
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TOPIGS
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