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Selection Programs for Seedstock Producers

Selection Programs for Seedstock Producers Product code: NSIF-FS-15-W

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One goal for seedstock producers is to maximize genetic progress per year within their herds. This fact sheet ties together many concepts by providing recommendations for seedstock producers interested in setting up effective selection programs. Topics covered include setting up contemporary groups, culling breeding animals, selecting replacements and developing policies to help minimize inbreeding. Other topics include selecting outside breeding stock, developing association breeding programs and planning matings for purchased semen.

Produced

9/23/2002

Author

National Swine Improvement Federation

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