The 2012 Pig Genetics Workshop was held in Armidale on 24 and 25 October.
Susanne Hermesch and Rob Jones held a webinar on 15 February on the topic "Genetic analyses of haemoglobin levels in pigs and iron content in pork".
Craig Lewis held a webinar on 1 June on the topic "Towards more uniform pig performance".
Contact: Susanne Hermesch
Market value of pig carcases is improved by increasing weight in more valuable cuts. Mérour and Hermesch (2008) found that returns per pig (2008 prices) of the top 10% group was $7 (farm gate level) or $21 (wholesale/retail level) higher in comparison to the average group based on weight differences in the middle, back leg and shoulder. ... read more
Genetic parameters for weight of primal cuts and other performance, carcase and meat quality traits have been estimated for the French national data base while Isabelle Mérour from the Institute du Porc was on sabbatical at AGBU. ... read more
Feed intake of sows is heritable and 5-day measures of feed intake during lactation have been proposed. ... read more
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