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31 July 2020

OPTIMISING GUT HEALTH FOR SOW LONGEVITY USING ORGANIC ACIDS

Gut health of the pig is today one of the most important things for the profitable pig production, and in particular the longevity and productivity of the prolific DanBred sow. The use of organic acids can help in maintaining a healthy balance between good and bad microflora inside the intestine.

By Christoph Hutter, Product Manager Feed Additives, ADDCON GmbH and Dr. Christian Lückstädt, Technical Director Feed, ADDCON GmbH

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31 July 2020

OPTIMISING GUT HEALTH FOR SOW LONGEVITY USING ORGANIC ACIDS

Gut health of the pig is today one of the most important things for the profitable pig production, and in particular the longevity and productivity of the prolific DanBred sow. The use of organic acids can help in maintaining a healthy balance between good and bad microflora inside the intestine.

By Christoph Hutter, Product Manager Feed Additives, ADDCON GmbH and Dr. Christian Lückstädt, Technical Director Feed, ADDCON GmbH

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Feeding / Health

31 July 2020

THE EFFECT OF MYCOTOXINS ON SWINE FERTILITY

Swine fertility has a significant effect on farm profitability and the number of pigs produced per sow per year is a key factor when defining production costs per pig. Modern pig genetics such as DanBred come with an extraordinary genetic potential for reproductive performance. Focused attention on feeding and especially quality of raw materials will … Continued

By Konstantinos Sarantis, Product Manager Mycotoxin Risk Management, Biomin

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Management advice / R&D

8 July 2020

SEIZING THE OPPORTUNITIES: LET DANBRED SOWS NURSE MORE PIGLETS

Are the DanBred sows capable of nursing more piglets than they are given credit for? Definitely yes, confirm The Danish Pig Research Centre after completing an extensive trial, which explored the nursing capacity of DanBred sows.

By DanBred

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Genetics / Management advice

7 May 2020

HETEROSIS INCREASES LITTER SIZE IN DANBRED PRODUCTION HERDS

Read how achiving the highest possible heterosis has a significant impact on production efficiency which will benefit you as a DanBred customer.

By Helle Palmø, M.Sc., ph.d., Chief Geneticist, DanBred

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Genetics

22 April 2020

BALANCED PIG BREEDING FOR IMPROVED GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY

Your choice of genetics can contribute to a more sustainable production of pork in future DanBred lead the way.

By Helle Palmø, M.Sc., ph.d., Chief Geneticist at DanBred

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Management advice

15 April 2020

MANAGING HIGH LITTER SIZE FROM FARROWING UNTIL WEANING

Success in managing large DanBred litters is easy if you know the basics of rearing the additional pigs DanBred will show you how.

By Flemming Thorup, DVM, Senior Scientist, SEGES Pig Production, Livestock Innovation, ft@seges.dk

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Genetics

1 April 2020

PRODUCTIVITY AND ECONOMIC PROGRESS

Find out how DanBred makes it possible to produce the highest quality pork with the least possible cost.

By Thomas Muurmann Henriksen

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Health

25 March 2020

BALANCED BREEDING FOR AMBITIOUS RESULTS

DanBred’s breeding goals ensures genetic gain in robustness to improve the health and welfare of pigs.

By DanBred

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Genetics / Health

20 March 2020

DOCUMENTING THE DANBRED CROSSBRED FINISHERS: HEALTH AND ROBUSTNESS

See how the DanBred three-way crossbreeding system can have a substantial positive effect on health and disease resistance, due to the advantage of heterosis.

By DanBred

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Genetics / R&D

16 March 2020

DOCUMENTING THE DANBRED CROSSBRED FINISHERS: GENETIC POTENTIAL AND PRODUCTIVITY

Scientists document that the huge genetic gain for growth, lean meat percentage and feed conversion in DanBred Duroc is efficiently transferred and contributes to the high profitability of DanBred crossbred finishers.

By DanBred

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Feeding / Management advice

10 March 2020

TAKE CARE OF YOUR GROWING GILTS

Are you aware how gilts and sows to reach their optimal KPI’s in production? Focusing on optimising the diets for gilts will help to set a prime starting point for significant lifetime productivity?

By Sigrid Beth Rasmussen, Junior Quality Manager, DanBred

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Management advice

4 March 2020

HEATING AROUND THE TIME OF BIRTH SAVES 0.3 PIGLETS PER LITTER

Learn how optimising temperature in the farrowing crate at the time of farrowing can signigficantly increase the performance of large litters.

By Dorthe Poulsgård Frandsen Senior Specialist, SEGES Danish Pig Research Centre

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Genetics / R&D

28 February 2020

DANBRED DUROC: NEW TRAIT WILL IMPROVE PIGLET SURVIVAL

Learn how a small change in the DanBred breeding goal will show immediate improvement at production level.

By DanBred

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Genetics / R&D

24 February 2020

DANBRED SELECTS SOWS WITH THE GREATEST LITTER WEIGHT GAIN

DanBred want to find the sows with greatest genetic potential for high litter weight gain, to investigate if this is a trait we can include in our balanced breeding goal for DanBred Landrace and DanBred Yorkshire.

By DanBred

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Genetics / R&D

11 February 2020

SOPHISTICATED DATA-BASED MODEL PROTECTS THE BREEDING PROGRAMME FROM CHROMOSOMAL DEFECTS

To ensure the best genetics, not only in the breeding nucleus but also in production herds DanBred has developed and implemented a sophisticated data-based model in the DanBred Breeding Programme.

By DanBred

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Feeding / Management advice

30 January 2020

DANISH FEEDING STRATEGY WORKS FOR ALL GENOTYPES

Did you know that regardless of your genetic choice, following a Danish feeding strategy can increase both the litter size and the number of born alive piglets significantly without additional feed costs?

By DanBred

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Health / Management advice

20 December 2019

GASTRIC ULCERS IN SWINE – A SERIOUS WELFARE AND HEALTH PROBLEM IN PIG PRODUCTION

Gastric ulcers in pigs are a multifactorial and complex condition which can be prevented and controlled. Learn how.

By Roger Berrios, Product Manager Acids, Biomin Holding GmbH & Simon Skaarup Jensen, Technical Sales Manager Swine, Biomin Holding GmbH & Andre VAN LANKVELD, Regional Director Western Europe, Biomin Holding GmbH

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Management advice

21 November 2019

UMBILICAL HERNIA: NEW INITIATIVES

On farm issues with umbilical hernia might indicate that it is time to focus on best management practice within the farrowing and piglet units. Follow DanBreds advice.

By By: Lizette Vestergaard Pedersen, Consultant, Danish Pig Research Centre, Breeding & Genetics.

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Feeding / Management advice

20 November 2019

FEEDING GILTS DURING THE REARING PERIOD

Learn how feeding the DanBred gilt is the key to releasing potential for longevity and prolificacy.

By Thomas Sønderby Bruun Senior Specialist, SEGES Danish Pig Research Centre

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Management advice

19 November 2019

PREPARE THE CREEP PRE-FARROWING INSTEAD OF CREEP TRAINING

Find out why pig producers are recommended to make a dedicated effort to prepare the creep around the time of farrowing.

By Lisbeth Ulrich Hansen, Senior Research Scientist, Danish Pig Research Centre

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Health / Management advice

8 November 2019

ENSURING OPTIMAL HEALTH – GILT INTRODUCTION

Knowing your health status is important!This is why you should follow the Danish approach on match and mapping health status in your herd.

By Lola Kathe Tolstrup, Senior consultant, DVM, PhD, SEGES Danish Pig Research Center, Livestock Innovation.

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Genetics

4 November 2019

BREEDING FOR ROBUSTNESS IN PIGS: LONGEVITY

The DanBred breeding goals includes traits for robustness – such as longevity – because robust pigs are healthier, stronger, more resistant to changes in their environment and maintain high productivity.

By Lizette Vestergaard Pedersen, Consultant and Bjarne Nielsen, Chief Scientist, Danish Pig Research Centre.

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Feeding / Management advice

16 October 2019

FLUSHING GILTS INITIATED 5-7 DAYS BEFORE SERVICE IN SECOND HEAT INCREASES LITTER SIZE

Maximizing litter size in first parity is of outmost interest to optimize herd productivity. DanBred shows you how to set a prime starting point on the road to release the genetic capability.

By Thomas Sønderby Bruun, Senior Specialist, SEGES Danish Pig Research Centre

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Genetics

5 September 2019

DANBRED DUROC: SUSTAINABLE AND DOCUMENTED BREEDING FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS

DanBred promises that Danbred Duroc will ensure you more pork for less costs, the additional high-class pork quality we will add-in for free.

By DanBred

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Genetics / R&D

16 July 2019

INCREASED FOCUS ON ROBUST DANBRED ANIMALS THROUGH ADDITIONAL BREEDING PROGRESS FOR CONFORMATION

DanBred constantly strives to increase the breeding progress for the benefit of our customers. Find here how a new DanBred method for evaluating the breeding animals will ensure an even better robustness of slaughter pigs and sows.

By DanBred

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Genetics

4 July 2019

BREEDING FOR ROBUSTNESS IN PIGS: CONFORMATION

The DanBred breeding goals includes traits for robustness – such as conformation – because robust pigs are healthier, stronger, more resistant to changes in their environment and maintain high productivity.

By DanBred

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Genetics / R&D

6 June 2019

BREEDING FOR SOCIAL PIGS: A NEW ASPECT OF GENETIC PROGRESS

Can a sweet and social pig support its pen mates in a positive manner? DanBred is looking this via a large-scale selection experiment focused on “breeding for social pigs”.

By DanBred

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Genetics

6 May 2019

DANBRED BOOSTS GENETIC GAIN IN FEED CONVERSION BY AN ADDITIONAL 10 %

Interested in increasing feed efficiency on your farm? DanBred has increased performance testing capacity by 25 % which will lead to even greater and quicker genetic gains in DanBred feed efficiency.

By DanBred

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Genetics / R&D

24 September 2018

BETTER BREEDING DECISIONS USING A ’CRYSTAL BALL’

How does DanBred predict the future – we ask ADAM? ADAM is an advanced computer simulation programme for animal-breeding schemes which can predict what happens if we modify the breeding goal? Find more on this unique DanBred approach to breeding here.

By DanBred

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Management advice

24 September 2018

MANAGING DANBRED GILTS – SOCIAL GILTS ARE PRODUCTIVE GILTS

Social gilts are efficient gilts. Find out more on how DanBred can help you engage socialization of gilts and improve the gilts future reproduction results, longevity and general welfare.

By DanBred

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Management advice

29 August 2018

MANAGING DANBRED PIGLETS AFTER FARROWING – PREVENTING SEPSIS

Keep focus on management the first week after farrowing as this is one of the key features to ensure that piglets get the best start in life. DanBred can help you advance production in the farrowing unit for exceptional results.

By DanBred

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Management advice

15 August 2018

MANAGEMENT ADVICE ON FEED AND FEEDING – GETTING YOUR PIGS TROUGH WEANING

Successful rearing of many high-quality piglets is highly related to the transition from a milk-based diet to a solid feed diet. DanBred can help you set standards which can maximise daily gain and piglet growth rates.

By DanBred

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Feeding / Management advice

10 August 2018

EXPLOIT THE DANBRED GENETIC POTENTIAL ON LEAN MEAT PERCENTAGE

DanBred pigs have a natural potential for a high lean meat percentage in the finisher production. Here is how you exploit the potential.

By DanBred

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Management advice

21 June 2018

LET DANBRED SOWS NURSE MORE PIGLETS

Maximising the use of the farrowing facilities is important. Letting the sows nurse more piglets during lactation has several positive effects for your procuction. Let DanBred lead the way.

By DanBred

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Management advice

12 June 2018

IMPROVE YOUR PRODUCTIVITY IN YOUR DANBRED FINISHERS

Earn thousands of euros by utilizing the high genetic potential for growth rates and feed conversion in DanBred finishers. Find the simple tools here.

By DanBred

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Management advice

22 May 2018

IMPROVE PIGLET SURVIVAL IMMEDIATELY AFTER FARROWING

3 tips from the DanBred Technical Services Team to improve piglet survival in your production.

By DanBred

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Feeding / Management advice

3 May 2018

‌INCREASE THE NUMBER OF LIVEBORN PIGLETS

Ensuring a continuous energy supply to the sows during the days prior to farrowing, will increasing piglet viability markedly. Find out why.

By DanBred

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