Genetic progress: faster, balanced and optimized to customer needs

Topigs Norsvin invests heavily in the breeding program to realize these objectives. Selection intensities, accuracy of selection, and speed of the program are being improved. Examples are increased breeding population sizes and a continuously growing genomic selection program.

In recent years, the annual genetic progress at crossbred customer level has increased by over 50% to a level of € 1.75 per finisher per year. The secret of a good pig-breeding program lies not only in a proper design, but also in the choice of traits to select for. In a genetic program where only 1 out of 400 available male selection candidates make it into an elite sire, this is very relevant. 

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