Genetic by Production Environment Interactions

North Carolina State University Swine Genetics Research from 2004-2005. Continuous genetic improvement is occurring within the pork industry. However, the commercial production environment does not always allow pigs to express their full genetic potential. This may be due to a variety of factors including health, nutrition, production environment, stocking density, and ambient temperatures. The intent of this project was to allow pigs sired by different genetic lines to express their full genetic potential, as well as, the genetic potential that is expressed in the commercial setting. This reports details the comparative data for maximum potential and expected potential while controlling for genetic line of the sire, sex and production environment in the statistical model.