Swine Genetics News for AGC

Keep updated with the latest Swine Genetics News from Alliance Genetics Canada.

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– Loci and Zygotes –

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…

No, sorry, this isn’t the start of a new sci-fi story about Loci and his trusty pal, Zygotes. This is about something much closer to home, yet quite possibly, more fascinating. Inside the core of each cell in every living thing is deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), the very complex molecule that provides genetic codes such as:

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April 18th, 2019|

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Inside this newsletter:

  • “A” Team Message
  • AGC Nucleus Herd Profile: Sand Ridge Genetics
  • Tools for Improved Pig Health
  • Group Sow Housing
  • Vista Villa Repop

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December 24th, 2018|

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Selection – To have a top performing pig is good. A barn full of top performing pigs is better. A barn full of top performing pigs where each generation outperforms the previous is best. This is the essence of animal breeding: To improve animal populations over time through proper selection and mating. Read More

August 14th, 2018|

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G x E Interactions – The last AGC Refresher article ended with a warning to consider system interactions when pursuing the “best” animal. The best performing pigs in one environment could also be the worst performing in another. Read More

April 3rd, 2018|

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Pursuing the “Best” Animal – We’ve all heard the terms before: genotype, phenotype, heritability, repeatability, and now genomics. It’s easy to get lost in all this genetic lingo, and thus it can be helpful to get a refresher on the basics and build from there. Read More

February 2nd, 2018|

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Inside this newsletter:

  • The New Red Meat
  • Genetic Trends and Performance
  • Out and About

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December 19th, 2017|

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Inside this newsletter:

  • AGC at OPC
  • Vista Villa Genetics
  • Bodmin Genetics
  • Clarion Swine Genetics
  • Message from Gord Waters
  • BMR Genetics

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August 25th, 2017|