Choice Genetics Hires Tom Long

Tom Long has been hired as geneticist at Choice Genetics USA. Choice Genetics is a Groupe Grimaud company and one of the world's leading pig genetics companies.

Long has served in 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," Long says.

Long holds a masters degree from the University of Illinois and a doctorate degree from the University of Nebraska in animal breeding and genetics. He will be based out of the company's West Des Moines office.