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DanBred is ready for the future

A few years into its new company structure, DanBred is finding its place in the world. A constant focus on customer needs and what will influence the market for pig production and genetics in the future guides all decision processes in DanBred. Thomas Muurmann Henriksen, CEO at DanBred, shares his thoughts on what the future holds for global pig production.   Knowledge and expertise have always formed a solid foundation for us, and we are confident in the hard work our R&D department carries out day after day, year after year. We are focused and, in many ways, our products …

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Increased focus on robust DanBred animals through additional breeding progress for conformation

Breeding & Genetics, SEGES Pig Production constantly strives to increase the breeding progress for DanBred’s customers. A new method for evaluating the breeding animals’ genetic heredity for conformation will ensure an even better robustness of slaughter pigs and sows through increased leg and back strength. Today, the conformation of the breeding candidates in DanBred’s breeding program is evaluated at the end of the performance test in all nucleus herds. This is also a part of the station test at Bøgildgård. Annually, the expert technicians evaluate the conformation of between 90.000 and 100.000 of the performance tested animals. The conformation score …

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BREEDING FOR SOCIAL PIGS: A NEW ASPECT OF GENETIC PROGRESS

Why social pigs are a gain for DanBred customers Great news. The results from this unique study pave the way for new opportunities for setting even more balanced breeding goals that can improve productivity and welfare simultaneously. In the future, this means the inclusion of a new social trait in the DanBred breeding goal, which will improve genetic gain in daily gain by an additional 5 -10 %. Furthermore, this may also contribute to improved animal welfare – simply because a sweet and social pig is supporting its pen mates in a positive manner. At this very moment, Danbred has …

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DanBred launches new manual for handling on-farm boars

Building on the success of the Sow & Gilt Manual launched in the autumn of 2018, DanBred now releases a new comprehensive boar handling manual. This is part of DanBred’s increasing commitment to knowledge sharing and working together with leading pig producers for profitable growth. Trine Lund Pedersen, Head of Technical Services at DanBred, says: “DanBred Boars are high quality, performance tested animals. The management and facilities should match the quality of the boars to release their full genetic potential. We now want anybody who has an in-house AI facility, to access all the necessary tools to build the foundation …

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DanBred boosts genetic gain in feed conversion by an additional 10 %

DanBred recently increased its performance testing capacity by 25 % on boar testing station Bøgildgård, which means that more than 7,500 boars are now being tested for individual feed efficiency annually. This higher capacity leads to an increase in genetic gain in feed conversion ratio (FCR) by an additional 10 %. Feed efficiency is the most economically important trait for pig producers worldwide, and DanBred has documented genetic gains for this particular trait through the decades. Years of experience At the boar testing station, future DanBred AI-boars are tested for their genetic potential for feed efficiency and all other economically …

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DanBred is at VIV ASIA 2019

The DanBred team is ready for the upcoming exhibition VIV ASIA 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand, 13-15 March. We’ll be at booth no. H100.3106 from start to finish. Visit us at stand H100.3106 The DanBred team consists of both international and local advisors with market knowledge and technical expertise relevant to Asia. We are available throughout the fair at the DanBred stand H100.3106 in the breeding section of the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre.   Attend the DanBred Seminar Choosing the right genetics for your pig production can be like navigating a maze. To help you make the right and …

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