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danelle grower wrote:I just hate it when animals get a bad rap
David Bates wrote:A few years ago I was at a conference where a man presented a study called "The Kinder Gentler Pig". The idea was that selective breeding could be used to produce a calmer, less aggressive Pig. That would save on the vet and medicine bills that normally accompany tail biting and other aggressive behaviours in hog barns. Well it worked. In about six generations they had Kinder Gentler Pigs.
David Bates wrote:Trouble is, the Pigs did not have the right proportion of muscle and backfat that the Pig industry had been breeding for... for 25 years. Breeds like Duroc are agressive and muscled because they are full of testosterone and that makes them mean. You can cull very effectively and end up with Kinder, Gentler Pigs but expect them to be fatter and lazier too.
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