Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Jan. 26, 1998)
Research means more
little pigs go to market
---——--— + +
After 17 years of research, one
UNL professor can promise the
world more pigs for its pennies.
Rodger Johnson, University of
Nebraska-Lincoln researcher and
professor of animal science, has
genetically engineered a line of
unusually prolific pigs.
Johnson’s pigs, called the
Index Line, give birth to 30-per
cent larger litters, or an average of
2.1 more pigs per litter, than tradi
tional breeding lines.
For producers, each additional
pig brings an extra $12.50,
according to an Institute of
Agriculture and Natural
Resources press release.
Because of the pigs’ potential
to fatten producers’ pocketbooks,
the Index Line has a promising
future in the pig production indus
try, Johnson said. The line will be
used on the maternal side of the
Newsham Hybrids of
Colorado Springs, Colo., pur
chased 40 of the Index Line year
ling sows, which were delivered in
December. Granja Rezende of
Brazil leased yearling boars and
their semen to artificially insemi
nate the line, according to the
Johnson said he started work
ing on the Index Line in 1981 in an
effort to improve pigs’ reproduc
tion characteristics not easily
improved by conventional selec
“(We wanted) to better under
stand genetics and physiological
We re using the
line to look for
major genes that
UNL animal science professor
aspects of reproduction,” he said,
“and then make changes in them
genetically and understand the
underlying physiological mecha
nisms associated with that
Johnson released his Index
Line for commercial use after a
15-generation process of selection
based on certain pigs’ high ovula
tion and embryo survival rate.
Research on the new line of
prolific pigs will continue at UNL
under Johnson’s direction.
“We’re using the line to look
for major genes that influence
reproductive traits in pigs,” said
Johnson, who has worked with
genetic swine reproduction since
Elton Aberle, head of the
Animal Science Department, said
the line is a credit to the university.
“We’re the only university in
the last 30 years who have special
ly selected a line for an important
production trait and released it for
East Campus clinic
Health center adds staff, hours
Your temperature’s 102.
Your head is pounding, and you
have too much snot to sniffle.
You’ve got to get to the health
center - now.
Then you remember you live on
But thanks to the East Campus
Health Center’s new hours and full
staff, students and faculty no longer
have to commute to City Campus
when health care concerns arise.
Carol Ash, University Health
Center promotion and marketing spe
cialist, said changes at the East
Campus Health Center will be bene
ficial to the East Campus community.
“We want to make sure we are
giving our East Campus community
health care that is convenient to
them,” Ash said.
The East Campus clinic is now
open from noon to 3 p.m. Mondays
and Thursdays, with counseling and
psychological services on Tuesdays
from 8 a.m. to noon, Ash said.
Clinic staff was expanded to
include a physician or physician
assistant, a registered nurse and a cer
tified lab technician available during
all clinic hours, she said.
Deb Vokal, a physician assistant,
said the East Campus clinic offers
many of the same services as the City
“Students are able to receive
immunizations and gynecological
exams at the clinic,” Vokal said.
“Faculty and staff can also benefit
from checking their blood pressure
The clinic will also offer Wellness
Profiles on the second Wednesday of
each month, Vokal said.
Profiles cost $10, and can test
cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL,
LDL, glucose and hemoglobin levels.
Students, faculty and staff are eligible
for the profile, she said.
Walk-ins at the clinic are accept
ed, but it is best to call ahead for an
appointment, Vokal said.
The East Campus Health Center
is located in room 318 of the
Nebraska East Union. To schedule an
appointment, call (402) 472-5000.
I Counseling and Psychological services J
: ANGER MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP l
: jj. :
• A six week workshop j^\ (r Tuesdays •
• for students who 0 ^ Feb. 3-Mar. 10 \
\ have difficulty Nebraska Union 338 •
• managing their < 6:15-7:15 p m. I
• anger .wl For more information, •
• appropriately. O 7 call 472-7450. J
Associate Professor, Dept, of English
Global Feminism in the Global Economy:
Reflections on Indian Poet Torn Dutt (1856-1877)
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 28, City Union
Lucky you. It’s Clinique bonus week.
Hurry in for your free gift.
Every essential for good looks-to-go. Skin care performers
to polish, perfect. Easy-to-wear colour for eyes and for lips.
Perfectly portable in a fun, floral bag. ~ _
-~t --IT" 11 i ..
Allergy Tested. 100% Fragrance Free. T T T ^ *W ^
'■ ■ sastr1—*■■ YUUNKhKo
STYLE • QUALITY • SERVICE • INTEGRITY
Easy Travels. Your special bonus at
no extra charge with any Clinique
purchase of 16.50 or more. You get:
7-Dav Scrub Cream Rinse-Off Formula, water
rinsable to scrub to de-flake, polish-off dead cells.
Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion, skin’s
best-loved moisture “drink.”
Dark Chocolate Shadowliner Pencil, liner and shadow
in one. Lines, shades, shapes.
Tenderheart Different Lipstick, smile-polisher with
a warming glow.
Air Kiss Gloss wear and Brush SPF 8. high shine,
sheer lip colour with sun protection.
Moisture Lock Body Formula, rich but lightweight
cream. Intensely protective. Quickly absorbed.
One gift per customer, please, while supplies last.
For a fast, free skin
analysis, come and meet
the Clinique Computer*
Clinique is a total system of skin care. And the
very heart of the system is the Clinique Computer.
Programmed by a group of leading dermatologists, it
• '.4 « . • «- •
Powered by Open ONI