We’ve learned that a “balanced approach” is always better than a genetic quick-fix.
Waldo Genetics has been developing breeding stock for almost 120 years. And in that time we’ve seen the industry change its focus from art and husbandry…to science. While we firmly believe that scientific and information technology have greatly advanced the practice of swine and hog genetics, we also believe that traditional selection, a keen eye and good old common sense have also helped us produce superior products.
What do we mean by a balanced approach?
A balanced approach means we concentrate on how multiple traits work together to help you improve performance and profitability long-term. After raising hogs for nearly 120 years, we’ve learned that single trait selection and selecting for extremes compromises the traits that are being neglected. Resulting in less overall genetic and reproductive value. At Waldo Genetics, incorporating science with the art of good judgment is the basis of our balanced approach. An approach that develops more complete breeding animals for proven performance.
For example, we know that over-selecting for extreme leanness can adversely affect valuable production traits like soundness, durability and productivity. We don’t do that. We take a more long-term approach to improving leanness.
A balanced approach also means that we consider real-world economics when it comes to reproductive efficiency. In other words, no matter what some people may try to tell you, we believe it’s always more profitable to market more pigs per sow than to farrow more pigs per sow.
And our approach seems to be working. On farms and in university and industry trials, Waldo Genetics has demonstrated the ability to excel in the breeding barn, in the finisher and at the packing plant.
The Waldo Genetics Approach.
- A balanced program that combines the art and science of swine genetics
- The finest pig genetics and breeding systems available
- Healthy pigs that are managed to fit into your operation
- Pig performance that is second-to-none
- Unsurpassed carcass lean yield and quality