A cDNA library was constructed from mRNA isolated from lactating porcine mammary gland and screened with a bovine alpha s1-casein cDNA clone. Three classes of cDNA isolated varied in the number of bases within the coding region. The full length porcine alpha s1-casein cDNA is 1124bp and codes a preprotein of 206 amino acids. The other two classes of alpha s1-casein cDNA lacked 18bp and 60bp respectively when compared to the 1124-bp cDNA sequence. PCR amplification confirmed the presence of these sequences in total RNA. These differences appear to be due to altered RNA splicing.