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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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VIDEO: How Great Is Your Feed Conversion For Pigs

SEGES Danish Pig Research Centre is working together with the University of Aarhus on a study to improve the genetic gain in feed conversion ratio. The study examines whether new models and knowledge can be developed to calculate the breeding candidates’ genetic potential for feed conversion ratio – based on registrations at pen level. Credits: Rasmus Lind, SEGES Danish Pig Research Centre 

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