International pig genetics alliance formed

Continuing the growth of its international pig genetics business, Groupe Grimaud, parent company of Newsham, has entered into an alliance with Pen Ar Lan, an international pig genetics company with operations in France, Poland, Brazil and Canada. FULL STORY »

JSR breeding pigs arrive in China

More than eight-hundred high health, genetically advanced breeding pigs have successfully touched down in China this week. The animals were transported from the UK onboard a specially chartered 747 aircraft on behalf of JSR Genetics. FULL STORY »

China closer to resuming U.S. live swine trade

The National Swine Registry and purebred swine breeders breathed a collective sigh of relief this week, learning exports of live swine to China could resume pending H1N1 influenza virus testing. China has been closed to U.S. swine since April 2009, following the discovery of H1N1 influenza virus in humans in the U.S. FULL STORY »

Workshop to examine AI in pork production

The Minnesota Pork Board, Pork Checkoff and the University of Minnesota have joined together to sponsor a hands-on Artificial Insemination (AI) in Swine Production workshop from March 31 to April 1 to give pork producers a better understanding of the factors necessary to successfully breed females using AI techniques. FULL STORY »

Pork genetics affects feed efficiency

Genetics play a big role in feed efficiency. The Pork Checkoff-has funded research to identify genes that impact feed efficiency in pigs. The research was designed to identify genetic markers for producers to use in marker-assisted selection programs to improve feed efficiency. Because feed-intake data is expensive to collect on individual finisher pigs, the Pork Checkoff made this investment so producers would have such trait data available to them. FULL STORY »

Swine webinar series offered Feb. 28

Registration is still open for the first-ever Swine Webinar Series sponsored by the University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, U of I Extension, the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) and The Pork Checkoff. FULL STORY »

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Newsham Researchers Identify Genetic Markers

Newsham Choice Genetics has completed the first phase of a comprehensive study to discover and map genes associated with health traits in pigs. FULL STORY »

Getting Your Genetics’ Worth

With today’s highly efficient swine genetics, raising healthy, fast-growing pigs should be an easy outcome, right? FULL STORY »



See You At World Pork Expo

Newsham Choice Genetics is making it easy for you to attend World Pork Expo free of charge and have a chance to win one of four $200 Bass Pro Shops gift cards at the same time. FULL STORY »

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