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DANBRED HYBRID

The DanBred Hybrid is the most prolific hybrid for production of optimal finishers.

DanBred Hybrid is a first cross between DanBred Landrace and DanBred Yorkshire. It is the optimal dam line, which ensures high efficiency in the production by combining the best traits.

DanBred Hybrid has an even temper and excellent mothering abilities as well as a good longevity. The breed produces large viable litters of robust pigs, which grow fast and have a high feed efficiency all the way to slaughter, and when crossed with DanBred Duroc, the offspring will inherit all these traits as well as an excellent meat quality. Therefore, DanBred Hybrid contributes positively to the bottom line and to a sustainable production.

GREAT MOTHERING ABILITIES

DanBred Hybrid has great mothering abilities and an even temper

SUSTAINABLE PORK PRODUCTION

DanBred Hybrid contributes to sustainable production of pork

GOOD LONGEVITY

DanBred Hybrid has a good longevity, and, thus, a large lifetime production

VERY LARGE LITTERS

DanBred Hybrid produces very large litters with high survival rates

MANY FULL VALUE PIGS

DanBred Hybrid produces many robust ’full value pigs’

FEED EFFICIENT OFFSPRING

DanBred Hybrid has fast-growing and feed efficient offspring

RELEASING THE FULL POTENTIAL

The DanBred Hybrid comes with an extraordinary genetic potential for reproductive performance. Combined with focused management efforts to make the perfect farrowing house, the DanBred Hybrid makes an important and noticeable difference to both production results and profit margins.

Setting up correct management routines around farrowing begins at the pre- farrowing phase, where cleaning, bedding and a specific quality check-list should be in focus. Once the pen has been properly prepared and the farrowing has begun, successful farrowing depends on correct feeding, observation and assistance if needed.

Success in managing hyper prolific sows like the DanBred Hybrid is especially centred around the careful management of the new born piglets; quick access to the udder and to colostrum as well as keeping the piglets warm and dry are key focus areas. Strategies such as split suckling and feeding colostrum can also help ensure piglet health and growth at the important early stage of their lives.

To support the high number of piglets, focussed attention on management and feeding during lactation has not only been proven to support immediate piglet growth, but also improve lifetime productivity. The feeding strategy should therefore centre on feeding for high milk yield to maximise the number of nursing piglets.

BENCHMARK KPIs

Achieving towering productivity is not only reserved for traditionally high- performance countries such as Denmark. Increasingly, local productions are investing in training the employees and adopting focused KPIs.

The table shows the benchmark KPIs for productions using DanBred Hybrid. The figures reveal that great results are achieved both within and outside Denmark.

Liveborn
Stillborn
Weaned / litter
PW Mortality
Weaned / S / Y
Weaning Weight
 Denmark
16.9
1.8
14.6
13.6
33.3
6.5
 Denmark Top 25%
17.7
1.8
15.6
11.8
36
6.2
 France
17.5
1.5
14.8
15.6
36.2
 The Netherlands
16.6
1.7
14.2
14.5
33.4
 Belgium
16.1
2.0
14.1
13.0
33.7

 

PROFITABILITY

DanBred is oriented towards increasing business profitability with breeding goals that lead to higher efficiency and productivity as well as service solutions that assist management in continuously increasing earnings.

The graph below shows the top 5 DanBred production herds’ number of weaned pigs per sow per year with a result of 39.8 weaners per DanBred Hybrid per year in 2018, clearly illustrating the productivity and resulting profitability of the DanBred Hybrid.

ukweaned-03 Created with Sketch. 2015 2016 2018 2019 2017 42.0 41.0 40.0 39.0 38.0 37.0 36.0 35.0 34.0 33.0 Top 5 DanBred production herds 35.7 36.1 36.9 38.5 39.8 Number of weaned pigs per sow per year

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