8. Research Directions Towards Improvement of the Reproduction in Pigs (Literature Review)

Author: Alexi Stoykov

DOI: 10.22620/agrisci.2011.05.008


The article emphasizes the application of molecular genetics, genome mapping, the use of the Chinese fertile breeds, reproductive biology and population biometry for increasing pigs’ reproductive ability and the opportunities to raise a great number of vital pigs in the advanced countries. An attempt has been made to outline the future research in dam and sire lines in Bulgaria which could facilitate the development of scientific projects in order to achieve high fertility under constantly changing genetic and environmental factors and consumer requirements.