MLP Progeny Test Results

The role of the terminal crossbred female in a modern pork production system is to reach puberty at an early age, farrow and wean large litters, rebreed quickly, maintain a high farrowing rate, and sustain high productivity through multiple parities. We also know that the dam of the litter contributes half of the genes that her offspring has for the important traits of growth, composition, and meat quality. With this in mind, the Maternal Line Program (MLP) was designed to not only evaluate lifetime reproductive performance of maternal genetic lines through four parities, but also to consider the contribution of the maternal line female to progeny performance.