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Posted by Showboy on December 4, 2018, 5:55 pm
I'm sure a lot of you have been following the NSR decision to address breed purity most recently as it pertains to the Hampshire breed. While I understand one of the primary responsibilities of breed associations is to monitor pedigree integrity, the manner in which this was announced and is being carried out has resulted in a lot of confusion and misunderstandings
I'm sure CPS breeders are justx as concerned about breed purity. Our primary focus these past few years has been the elimination of the stress gene and for the most part we've been
very successful. While I'm certainly not a genetic expert by any means, inheritance of the stress gene and breed purity are entirely two different things. Depending on your base point
the mating of an acceptably pure male to acceptably pure female does not necessarily result in acceptably pure offspring! In the Spots for example at various times we've
allowed the introduction of not only the Polands, but Pieitran and GOS as well to the point where if you go back far enough there are no 100 per cent Spots in the current population.
I'm sure most of you have heard of or know for a fact of instances where breed purity has been compromised. Before our CPS board and leadership jumps head first into similar testing and regulations as NSR I hope we ask ourselves if its
really necessary, if it's in the best interest of building better
hogs, and will encourage rather than discourage new or younger breeders to consider adding CPS breeds. Do you agree or not?