Computer tomography in boar selection

Computer tomography in boar selection

Norsvin is the only genetic company in the world using computer tomography (CT) as an integrated part of boar selection. 

Annually, 3 500 pure-bred boars are evaluated for carcass traits with this technology.

The properties of CT images, and manipulation of these matrices require interdisciplinary knowledge, and progress cannot be made without acquiring and nurturing this knowledge. Norsvin is in the lead with 5 years experience and the best technology in house both within IT and human capital.

Employing CT allows Norsvin to investigate data on candidate boars directly, thereby increasing selection accuracy and ensuring the greatest genetic benefit. It is also an invaluable research tool; being able to measure phenotypes like carcass composition, meat quality and robustness in vivo.


Under the surface
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