Canadian Centre for
Swine Improvement Inc.
IGF2 Gene Test
A test for the IGF2 gene is now available for the Canadian swine industry through the Canadian Centre for Swine Improvement (CCSI). CCSI has signed a license agreement with GENTEC, Belgium for testing of the IGF2 gene in Canadian pig populations. The test for this gene will be conducted by the Laboratory Services Division of the University of Guelph through CCSI. The breeders and producers will now have the opportunity to use this gene, which has very special characteristics to help produce pigs that are more uniform and have the desired level of leanness. The gene test can be used either to increase or decrease the lean yield in the market hogs.Contact Information:
Canadian Centre for Swine Improvement
Swine IGF2 Program