Capturing genetics from a castrated male
Jun 14, 2023
Preserving DNA on a rockstar animal that would have otherwise been lost.
“I have been keeping and breeding pigs for approximately 25 years now. During that time, I have produced many champion and supreme champions. As I’ve learned more, it became increasingly evident to me what I’d like to see in future animals through selection of particular characteristics. To that end, I began to breed and select for heritable traits. Recently, I let some animals go to other farms. It became clear that a particular boar was what I was hoping for and I sought to return him to my program only to find out he had been castrated! My hope is to clone him to create my dream herd and multiply my efforts going forward. His offspring will then be cloned to quickly level up my operation.“