Introduction to Swine Genetics for Small and Beginning Farmers

sow with pigsThe performance of pigs is the result of two influences: genetics and environment. Because the genetics of a pig plays an important role in its performance and meat quality, all pig producers should be familiar with the potential and application of genetic selection. This new factsheet provides an introduction to genetic principles and selection strategies for beginning pig farmers.  The “Introduction to Swine Genetics for Small and Beginning Farmers” factsheet can be found on the Pork Information Gateway.