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News 1225 views last update:Feb 25, 2016

People: Choice Genetics appoints new geneticist

Dr Tom Long has been appointed by Choice Genetics USA as a geneticist. Choice Genetics is a Groupe Grimaud company a pig genetics company.

Dr Long has numerous years of experience in the industry, including positions with Smithfield Premium Genetics and Norsvin. He also has experience globally working on genetic development in multiple systems. 

“I’m very excited to be joining the Choice Genetics team and getting involved in the myriad of innovative initiatives, including CT scanning, Disease Tolerance, and Whole Genome Selection, allowing us to drive swine genetic improvement quickly on economically important traits such as feed efficiency,” says Dr Long.

Dr Long holds an MS from the University of Illinois and a PhD from the University of Nebraska in Animal Breeding and Genetics. He will be based out of Choice Genetics USA’s West Des Moines office.

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