Selecting the right genetics – what to consider

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With the rise of modern slaughterhouses, homogeneity has become a key factor in production. Farmers might be better off selecting genetics that can produce more homogeneous animals over hyperprolific breeds.

Landrace, Yorkshire/Large White, Duroc, Pietrain, Hampshire are just some of the breeds commonly used in pig production today. Add to this the many suppliers of genetics, and producers are presented with myriad possibilities. ISA Q TAN sought out what producers should look for when selecting the ri...

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Editor, Asian Pork Magazine, Manila, Philippines. Isa wrote a comprehensive report on how vaccinations work or fail, the types and trends in the article, ‘Vaccination essential for disease prevention, but not a silver bullet’.