Feed composition and feed strategy in the gestation period are crucial factors to achieving a high performing lactating sow with a satisfying longevity. DanBred sows have proven performance results, and this article discusses how to make sure you are getting the most out of her genetic potential.
The successful rearing of many high-quality DanBred piglets is centred around the attentive management of the sows as well as the piglets. When working with new-born piglets, it is important to look at all factors that influence and determine their subsequent performance, as this can directly influence the success of the overall pig production.
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.
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.
Learn how a small change in the DanBred breeding goal will show immediate improvement at production level.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.