American pigs are prized for their genes

24 March 2016

Asian farmers prepare for upsurge in meat sales by importing swine from the US

Number 313-5 is the best of the best. She’s from a good lineage (her father was an exceptional specimen). She’s strong, beautiful and a good breeder. Number 313-5 is a very impressive pig.

When pig number 313-5 breeds, her piglets will be bigger, have the right stores of back fat and muscle, and there will be more of them. She’s set to keep her new owner very busy – and bolster his business. Which is why the animal genetics industry is booming.

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