You don’t know what you didn’t ask. Outcomes are always measured within farms. However, there isn’t typically a large depth and breadth to that measurement to identify the real influencers of those outcomes. Noting this industry gap, Acuity sought out partnerships with commercial producers to establish and develop unique technology centers.
About Caleb Shull, Ph.D.
As director of research & innovation for the Maschhoffs, Caleb oversees the research and development program to innovate new approaches for genetic evaluation and progress. Caleb studied at the University of Illinois for his undergrad and graduate programs. He partnered with the Maschhoffs starting in 2008 to do his masters and Ph.D. work in the area of modeling floor space requirements and growth of pigs in commercial environments. His work has been influential in the creation of Acuity’s Commercial Test Herd and in evaluation techniques to drive genetic progress in commercial herds.