Research on Pig Health is Irresistible
Genomics may be able to improve disease resilience and sustainability in Canadian pork production. Animals who are more resilient to disease will recover faster, affecting production a lot less. Disease has a large impact on the economics of pork production, so reducing disease effects will relieve producers of some of this financial stress. Nucleus herds for breeding are kept as healthy as possible, so it is difficult to see which may be more resilient to disease. This is why new tools are needed to select for resilience in high health environments like genomics.
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