Piglets and their mother in a farrowing crate© Tim Scrivener
Breeding technologies which help pigs become genetically healthier and less susceptible to illness could help the UK pork sector reduce antibiotics use and save millions of pounds every year. Losses in production thanks to disease, reduced productivity and increased health costs are estimated to cost producers more then £16bn/year globally. See also: First PRRS resistant pigs bred in scientific breakthrough  However, scientists hope through the development of genomic technologies, breeders will be able to produce animals which are more tolerant to disease […]