Author Archives: Peris

Reproductive Disorders

Reproductive failure is the most common cause for culling sows from production herds. The reproductive disorders failure can affect individual pigs, but can also be a farm problem. Any region of the pig’s genital tract can be diseased, with the uterus being the most frequently affected organ.  Other less common infectious causes of reproductive problems […]


Pure-breeding The major objective of pure pig breeding is to identify and propagate superior genes for use in commercial production primarily in crossbreeding programs as well as to propagate and identify superior females for maintaining valuable genetic material. Furthermore crossbreeding will not be worthwhile unless superior pure bred individuals are used. Out breeding Mating individuals […]