Pen mates to be included in pig breeding programs

Pen mates to be included in pig breeding programs

A COLLABORATION between Aarhus University and the Danish Pig Research Centre is using a multipronged approach in the efforts to improve pig behavior. The purpose is to breed pigs that are less inclined to bite tails and that utilize feed more efficiently.

One of the approaches is a groundbreaking combination of sophisticated statistical models, indicator traits and genomic information about the pig's pen mates

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