Leora Laforge wrote:Walter you have way more knowledge than me when it comes to pigs, I grew up around cattle, not pigs. I have been transferring what I know about cattle, and cat, genetics to pigs. With pigs you might get a little more leeway on inbreeding because you can cull harder. To cull 95% with cattle would shrink a herd pretty fast, this could be why beef cattle are often crosses, so heavy culling is not so critical. If I were to raise pigs I would follow be following about 95% of your advice.
Leora Laforge wrote:Limited inbreeding done for a specific purpose can work, but if done improperly as I have seen way too much, it will ruin a herd.
Just because someone somewhere does it wrong doesn't make it bad. Cars kill people. No, people die in car accidents. Different.
Leora Laforge wrote:I like this analogy, now if people could get a learners licence, and practice under supervision, before taking a test that would allow them to get their full licence.