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DanBred introduces 100 percent genomic selection

DanBred improves breeding progress by 30 per cent by introducing genomic selection for all breeding pigs in the DanBred breeding programme. DanBred, formerly DanAvl, was the first to introduce genomic selection in pig breeding in 2010. From the start and up until now, genomic selection has been carried out on a larger and larger portion of the breeding candidates. Now the company has taken the big step from 40 to 100 per cent genomic selection. This will improve genetic progress as you can now select the best breeding animals with even greater certainty. Compared with not DNA testing the breeding …

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Is the TN70 really a better mother?


– That’s a very questionable conclusion For a while now, we have observed a number of articles has been generated based on a Danish study from 2017, which showed that the TN70 gilts from Topigs Norsvin are supposedly better mothers than DanBred Hybrid gilts. The conclusions were made on the basis of an R&D-study conducted by Aarhus University; “Organic pig breeders can with benefit switch genetics” (“Økologiske svineproducenter kan med fordel skifte genetik”). Topigs Norsvin got so excited about the study, they concluded the TN70 was not only better for organic pig breeders, but that the results could also be …

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DanAvl now becomes DanBred

DanBred will market, sell and advise on pig genetics worldwide. Today, the new company launches a new visual identity and new website which will make it much easier for suppliers, partners and agents to act under one brand. “This is much more than a change of visual identity. It is a paradigm shift and a move from an inward-looking focus to an outgoing culture where the customer is at the very centre, ” says Thomas Muurmann Henriksen, Managing Director of DanBred. “Today, B2B customers expect a lot more of their suppliers than they did just a few years ago, and …

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DanAvl gets four new agents in Germany & Belgium

The new DanAvl is experiencing massive market support, even before the new restructuring is fully in place. DanAvl has signed contracts with three new agents for the large German export market. We have also signed contracts with DanaPig in Belgium as well as ROSGARD A/S covering, among others, Italy, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Already before the new DanAvl has even been launched, we have concluded contracts with several new agents, three of whom operate in the important German export market. We are also at an advanced stage of contract negotiations with agents, both in Germany and the rest of …

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