Feed-efficient pigs more robust

Feed-efficient pigs more robust

RESEARCH conducted at Iowa State University is dispelling myths about the practice of breeding pigs to improve feed efficiency, a measurement of how well swine convert the feed they consume into mass.

Breeding for feed efficiency has drawn criticism in the past due to concerns that it produces animals that are more susceptible to stress and disease, but research at Iowa State conducted over the course of 10 generations of pigs questions the validit

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