DNA marker identifying lower-stress sows could save the Ontario pork industry $12.9-million in losses by saving piglets from being crushed or savaged by sows.
The two companies will build a 1,000-head boar stud in China which will be the largest boar stud in the world.
Top breeder organizations Hendrix Genetics (Hypor) and German-based BHZP sign agreement, improving market concentration and collaboration.
This unfamiliar concept may sound strange to someone outside the industry, but this video explains that we have made breeding choices for thousands of years.
Gene-editing can be used to eliminate the need for castration and improve farm-animal welfare.
As you might expect from a line that offers the best of both worlds – high quality pigs and high quality pork – the Hypor Magnus bested its rival in some vital areas for producers.
A passion for animals is of great importance in pig farming – something that is familiar to Edwin Elshof. A passion for animals, in particular pigs, is what inspired him to become a pig farmer and to carry on with the family firm.
If you’re looking for an area of the world with limitless potential for pork genetics, look no further than the East and Southeast Asian markets.