Genomics Lets Pork Industry Be Selective
A reference population of pigs were genotyped in order to determine traits of interest for producers. Once the genes of interest are identified, they can be selected for in the future so that the herd will include those traits. Traits that can be investigated include flavourful pork, longevity, carcass and pork quality traits. The more pigs genotypes leads to more accurate predictions for selection. Breeders will benefit greatly from this since it is a much more accurate way to select which pigs to breed and the genotype is known before breeding instead of later in life.
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