The DanBred breeding goal includes all traits, which make a positive difference to production costs, have a measurable economic value, are hereditary and show genetic variation, and can be measured directly or indirectly on a large scale. Therefore, the DanBred breeding goal includes traits that result in the greatest possible benefit for our customers’ production economy.
The Danish Pig Research Centre is responsible for the research and development of the DanBred Breeding System, and the DPRC revises the breeding goal at appropriate intervals, i.e. every 3 years on average. Each revision involves the recalculation of the economic values, and for this purpose, a bio-economic simulation model is used. Every revision also includes relevant new traits, which research and development projects have shown to be measurable, hereditary and of importance to the production economy.
The current breeding goal for the two maternal breeds, DanBred Landrace and DanBred Yorkshire, has been revised in 2018, and it is identical in relation to traits and economic weighting. The breeding goal for DanBred Duroc has been revised in 2020, and its traits and economic weighting differ, because it reflects the breed’s use as the terminal boar line.
Traits included in the breeding goal for DanBred Landrace and DanBred Yorkshire
The figure below shows the composition of the breeding goal for DanBred Landrace and DanBred Yorkshire as well as the economic contribution, expressed as a percentage, each trait makes to genetic gain.
Traits included in the breeding goal for DanBred Duroc
The figure below shows the composition of the breeding goal for DanBred Duroc as well as the economic contribution, expressed as a percentage, each trait makes to genetic gain.
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