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Using Genetics to Enhance Meat Yield From Pigs

At Myora farm, near Mt Gambier in South Australia, Jeff Braun breeds over 30,000 pigs every year.  He says the way of the future is using genetics to enhance the meat yield from the pigs he breeds.

“So once we can put commercial dollar values and understand how we can get more yield out of one carcass, of the same weight and of the same fat thickness, just through a higher percentage of loin, a lower percentage of low value shoulder cuts, then we will have information that will change the whole direction of our animal breeding.”

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