DanBred Duroc: Sustainable and documented breeding for more than 30 years

Productivity & Profit

DanBred Duroc makes your business highly competitive, giving you more pork for less costs!

DanBred Duroc is used as the terminal sire in the DanBred cross-breeding program, where the performance is excellent in combination with the DanBred Hybrid. DanBred Duroc produces large litters as well as fast growing finisher pigs with low feed conversion ratio and a high lean meat percentage. As an extra benefit DanBred Duroc produces carcasses with an excellent meat quality.

DanBred Duroc originates from North America; the race was imported to Denmark in the 1970s. Through decades of professional selection, the breed has been genetically improved particularly in regard to meat percentage and slaughter loss. The DanBred Duroc is the most competitive terminal sire, and below you will find just a few of the most important and documented reasons why.


When using Danbred Duroc as the terminal sire, our customers not only gets more pork for less costs but in addition high class pork quality that is in high demand around the World. Efficient genetics, like DanBred Duroc is not only profitable for the producer, but also makes major contribution to reducing carbon footprint from pork production. Some people often forget to recognize this added-bonus, which is so very important.

DanBred Duroc D(LY) progeny are:

  • stronger and more robust
  • born in bigger litters due to high male fertility.

DanBred D(LY) finishers have excellent performance results (30-100 kg) as evidenced by:

  • world class growth rates 1079-1093 g daily gain
  • superior feed conversion ratio 2,31 FEs/kg
  • eminent lean meat percentage 61,8 %

DanBred D(LY) finishers have superior meat quality (90 kg) as evidenced by:

  • high content of intramuscular fat: 2,57 %
  • high sensory evaluation of juiciness, tenderness and flavor
  • high level of pH 24–96 h post mortem : 5,72
  • bonus information: Research indicates that since the RN and Halothane genes have been removed from the DanBred breeds decades ago, pH no longer influences production yield, which is why pH is no longer part of the DanBred breeding goals.

Average Performance Results

In total around 100.000 DanBred breeding animals are performance and genomic tested.

Table 1: Average production for boar testing station Bøgildgård

DanBred Duroc
Daily gain, g/day, 30 kg – slaughter 1241
FU/kg gain, 30 kg – slaughter 2,06
Lean meat percentage 62,0
Killing out percentage 24,85
Scanning measurement, mm 6,5
Scanning weight, kg 95,9

Table 2: Average production results achieved by DanBred boars in Nucleus herds

DanBred Duroc
Daily gain, g/day, 30 kg – slaughter 1236
Daily gain, g/day, birth – 30 kg 413
Lean meat percentage 61,7
Scanning measurement, mm 6,9
Scanning weight, kg 96,5

Table 3: Average production results achieved by DanBred (gilts) females in Nucleus herds

DanBred Duroc
Daily gain, g/day, 30 kg – slaughter 1166
Daily gain, g/day, birth – 30 kg 416
Lean meat percentage 61,9
Scanning measurement, mm 6,7
Scanning weight, kg 95,7

SEGES Publications No 1154 (2018), ANIMAL SCIENCE ML M Pedersen et al (2019)
SEGES Publications No 1075 (2016)
SEGES Publications No 1154 (2018) & No 1093 (2016)
AGRICULTURAL AND FOOD SCIENCE A. Rybarczyk et al. (2018)


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