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.
On average, over the last three years, DanBred has generated and documented a genetic gain of €1.69 per DanBred finisher; an excellent result that further adds to the record-breaking improvements achieved in preceding years. And everyone who uses DanBred genetics in their herd stands to benefit.
|Daily gain 30 kg – slaughter (g/day)||20|
|Daily gain birth – 30 kg (g/day)||1.1|
|Feed conversion (kg feed/kg gain)||-0.040|
|Lean meat percentage (%)||0.18|
|LP5 (live piglets on day 5/litter)||0.29|
|Killing out (kg)||-0.04|
|Fertility & Survival, paternal effect (live piglets on day 5/litter)||0.20|
Table 1. The average annual genetic progress per DanBred finisher
(rolling annual average for the past three years 2018-2020)
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