Benny Mote

Dr Benny Mote

Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Dr Benny Mote was born and raised in Happy, Texas on a small family farm, which primarily consisted of a 100 sow farrow to finish operation. From the time he was in the fifth grade until he left for the Army, he was solely responsible for processing all baby pigs in the farrowing house which was in addition to other general farm chores. Benny received his BS degree in Animal science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2002 and his Ph.D. in Animal Genetics at Iowa State University. While at Iowa State University his primary research focuses on identifying candidate genes that affect the length of a sow’s productive life. Upon the completion of his Ph.D. degree he joined Fast Genetics and was their primary geneticist until 2015 when he joined the faculty at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as an assistant professor and Swine Extension Specialist. His research concerns sow longevity, genetic control of production traits and precision farming.

Topic: Genetic improvement of sow longevity and its economic impact on commercial pork production