February 1, 2012 at 1:09 am #16581
Hello! Could someone tell me how to calculate CI for my hogs? I have their full pedigrees and was looking around online to see if I could figure out, but didn’t find much helpful info. Thank you!
~AmyFebruary 1, 2012 at 4:46 am #17686
You could send in a request to have it calculated for you. Our President is working on a way to have it be available online but it has not been implemented as yet. Other than that, I am not sure what a formula would be to figure it out without the program doing it for me.
If you want, you can give me a call 937-464-9969.
-FeliciaFebruary 2, 2012 at 8:08 am #17687
If you have their full pedigrees then you have their litter certificates or their registration documents right? if so then it will have the CI on there already calculated for you. If this is for a new litter then when you register that litter your new litter certificate will have this information.
Hope this helps
RichardFebruary 2, 2012 at 9:32 am #17689Member: TX
As for a prospective breeder buying piglets from us(for breeding) they would like to have that information before they make the purchase(intelligent or informed buyers). The difference in the time line to get that information now, as compared to just a few Months ago is extremely improved. Felicia is providing a service that is priceless and very much appreciated. As far as the previous “registrar”, I have read that his view of his position was one of power and importance and Felicia,s is of serving the Membership(My Opinion). Could you imagine how this Country would benefit from leaders with the attitude that Felicia has instead of the current “power and Importance” attitude that our Congress and House Representatives have. Forgive me for blowing off some steam and join me in showing how much we appreciate all the efforts of Felicia.February 2, 2012 at 10:28 pm #17690
Frank, I have used this for my livestock : http://www.czerwonytrop.com/inb/index.php?full=ok&lng=en
I know that you can request it from Felicia but alot of times I like to just play around with “what ifs” and hate to send a request every time I am just curious..
It would be great to have it on the website where members could just input reg. numbers and it would come back. I believe that the red wattle registry has something like that, maybe it could be used as a model for us?
I agree that Felicia is doing a great job!February 4, 2012 at 9:18 am #17693
I am working on the code to do the CI calcs from the website. It’s a little complicated, but I have the calculation part working now. I just have to integrate it into the website. Of course it will only work with registered animals.
Now, if i could cut out one or two of my other projects to free up some time…
RichardFebruary 7, 2012 at 3:43 am #17695
I figured that you guys were already on it. Thanks for all of your hard work!February 9, 2012 at 7:58 am #17697
I also greatly appreciate Felicia’s timely responses and kind words. It helps immeasureably in selling this breed and keeping the lines clean. It would be so beneficial if we all had it available to plug in numbers with other breeders when looking into obtaining new lines, not to mention freeing up this duty for the association leaders. Thank you for doing it.
Sincerely, Jean Rouillard
Farmington, MEFebruary 11, 2012 at 11:12 am #17700
Although CI is a useful tool it should not be used on its own. A Low CI pig is an unknown entity as it will probably be different from its parents. If you have great parents this could be undesireable. A high CI pig will probably take on traits of its parents. This could also be undesirable. You should always judge a pig by a number of factors. Some of my best sows are over 20% CI. Breeding for a low CI does the breed no favors and is as bad as thoughtless inbreeding.
RichardFebruary 15, 2012 at 12:53 am #17703
Richard, I could not agree more. I really just like to know because it seems like something that I am asked alot. More frequently than when we first started breeding.April 26, 2012 at 6:33 am #17809April 26, 2012 at 6:38 am #17810April 26, 2012 at 6:49 am #17811April 26, 2012 at 6:50 am #17812April 26, 2012 at 6:51 am #17813