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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
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
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