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Control of Pig Reproduction IX

Control of Pig Reproduction IX

Reproductive Selection in Practice

bp0019cpr34 | Reproductive Selection in Practice | CPR2013

Genomics-based selection for reproduction and adaptation in pigs

Knol Egbert F , Mathur Pramod K

Recent publication of the sequence of the pig genome allows for faster and more accurate selection for traits expressed late in life, sex limited or difficult to measure. Especially reproduction and adaptation traits fall in this category. Existing genetic variation in reproduction traits is substantial and polygenic selection has resulted in genetic trend of around half a piglet per sow per year. A very significant increase in genetic trend is anticipated through genomi...