The Porcine Stress Gene: What the Show Pig Industry Needs to Know

Author: Jodi Sterle, Texas A&M University/Texas Cooperative Extension

Handling, animal health products, nutrition and genetics all affect the quality of the meat we produce. Packing plants now “rest” the incoming animals for at least two hours prior to harvest. Animal health products are labeled with “withdrawal times,” or the number of days an animal must wait before harvest for the …

Understanding and Using Performance Data in Swine Judging Classes