Campus Units

Animal Science

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

10-2008

Journal or Book Title

Western Hog Journal

Volume

30

Issue

2

First Page

33

Last Page

35

Abstract

Breeders have been using gene markers since the 1990s to remove genes known to negative ly impact pork pro d u c t i on. Genes like the porcine stress syn d rome (HAL) and the NAPOLE gene (RN-) have been identified and are common ly selected against in most breeding herds so the deleterious genes are removed from their herds. In this manner com m e rcial pork producers do not h a ve to address these genes in their breeding herds because their genetic supplier has already managed the genes for them.

Comments

This article is published as Stalder, K., and M. Rothschild. 2008. Pork production improvement expected from the use of new markers. Western Hog Journal, Alberta Pork, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 30(2):33-35. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Alberta Pork

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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