Norsvin selection; a historical view

Norsvin selection; a historical view

The Norsvin Genetic Programme has a long selection history for a vide range of traits. Here you can read more about the development of carcass and pig meat quality in Norway over the last 60 years.

In her recent doctoral thesis, Norsvin scientist Eli Gjerlaug-Enger describes the selection history for the Norsvin breeds, focusing on the development of carcass and meat quality traits.

The Norsvin breeding goal has been subject to great development. Today’s breeding goal consists of a broad spectrum of traits, from production, carcass quality, meat quality, litter size, reproduction and maternal ability to robustness traits.

Click on the link below to view the chapter from the doctoral thesis.

The development of carcass and pig meat quality in Norway over the last 60 years.