Documented Results


Genetic gain is not only affected by the economic value of the traits in the breeding goal, but also by a number of other factors such as the trait’s heredity, genetic variation, the scope of testing and selection intensity, along with the shared genetic correlations of the traits. The DanBred Breeding System is based on large populations of purebred DanBred Landrace, DanBred Yorkshire and DanBred Duroc as well as a broad scope for performance testing.

In addition to this, genomic selection ensures breeding values can be calculated with an even greater accuracy, which makes a positive contribution to genetic gain. DanBred conducts DNA testing on all breeding animals, resulting in an increase of 30 % in genetic gain – a benefit that is available for everyone who uses DanBred genetics in their production.




DanBred carries out performance testing of the future AI boars both at the DanBred boar testing station Bøgildgård, and in DanBred’s nucleus herds, and we openly share this updated data every year. With more than 30 years of experience collecting data on boar production traits and feed efficiency, DanBred can select the best genes, and only the highest performing boars with optimum index are sent to AI, where they father the pigs of the future.

In total around 100,000 DanBred breeding animals are performance tested, and since 2019, 25 % more boars have been tested at Bøgildgård. It is expected that the increased number of tested animals will result in a 10 % increase in genetic progress for feed efficiency in the coming years.

In the tables below, you can find the latest performance data for DanBred Duroc, DanBred Landrace and DanBred Yorkshire from the year 2020, which, among other achievements, documents increases in daily gain and improvements in feed efficiency, further contributing to both the sustainability and profitability of the DanBred breeding animals.


Table 1: Average production results for DanBred boars at the DanBred testing station Bøgildgård, 2020

 DanBred Duroc DanBred Landrace DanBred Yorkshire
Daily gain, g/day, 30 kg – slaughter 1258 1107 1097
Feed conversion, kg feed/kg gain, 30 kg – slaughter 1.83 1.94 1.93
Lean meat perctentage 63.0 65.1 63.2
Conformation, points 2.88 2.90 3.06
Killing out percentage 25.2 26.3 26.6
Scanning measurement, mm 6.0 5.4 6.0
Scanning weight, kg 101.7 99.1 97.8


Table 2: Average production results achieved by DanBred boars in nucleus herds, 2020

 DanBred Duroc DanBred Landrace DanBred Yorkshire
Daily gain, g/day, 30 kg – slaughter 1322 1143 1135
Daily gain, g/day, birth – 30 kg 409 382 360
Lean meat perctentage 62.0 64.2 62.6
Conformation, points 2.87 2.87 3.08
Scanning measurement, mm 6.8 6.5 7.2
Scanning weight, kg 99.1 98.8 98.3


Table 3: Average production results achieved by DanBred gilts in nucleus herds, 2020

 DanBred Duroc DanBred Landrace DanBred Yorkshire
Daily gain, g/day, 30 kg – slaughter 1222 1089 1105
Daily gain, g/day, birth – 30 kg 413 386 367
Lean meat perctentage 62.4 64.5 62.2
Conformation, points 2.94 3.05 3.15
Scanning measurement, mm 6.4 6.2 7.9
Scanning weight, kg 99.3 98.9 98.0


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