DanBred Landrace

DanBred Landrace has a high fertility and good mothering abilities, and it is known to produce large litters of robust pigs. Moreover, DanBred Landrace is a strong animal with solid legs and a high lean meat percentage.

DanBred Landrace originates from Danish Landrace, which has been bred specifically for production of bacon for the British market since the beginning of the 20th century.

DanBred Landrace is the result of decades of professional selection, where breeders, since the early 1970s, have focused on daily gain, feed conversion, longevity, fertility and meat quality.

7 Facts

High nursing capacity and weaning rates of own piglets

Produce large litters of vigorous piglets

Progeny are robust and have uniform growth rates

Strong animals with solid legs and high longevity

Continuous improvements in genetic gain for feed conversion

Ongoing selected for high lean meat, matching the trend for increasingly heavier finishers

Progeny are easy to handle and highly social, leading to higher animal welfare

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DanBred Landrace is a supreme dam line for DanBred’s crossbreeding programme.

DanBred’s crossbreeding programme is constantly optimised to make sure our genetic progress results in an efficient pig production worldwide. This is not only profitable for the producers it also contributes to a more sustainable production – by producing maximum output with minimum input.

DanBred Landrace Breeding Goal

Productivity

Daily gain (birth to 30 kg)

Daily gain (30 kg to slaughter)

Feed conversion

Killing out

Lean meat percentage

60%

Robustness

Survival (piglet effect)

Piglet vitality (direct effect)

Conformation

Longevity

34%

Reproduction

Litter size (direct effect)

6%

DanBred purebred populations are:

Key figures

DanBred D(LY) finishers have superior meat quality (90 kg) as evidenced by:

2.57%

High content of intramascular fat

5.72

High level of pH-24-96 h post mortem

Research indicates that since the RN and Halothane genes have been removed from the DanBred breeds decades ago, pH no longer influences production yield, which is why pH is no longer part of the DanBred breeding goals.
DanBred D(LY) finishers have excellent performance results (30-100 kg) as evidenced by:

1079-1093 gram

World class growth rates, daily gain

61.8 percent

Eminent lean meat percentage

2.16 kg feed / kg gain

Superior feed conversion ratio

Superior performance results

In total, around 100,000 DanBred breeding animals are performance and genomic tested.
DanBred carries out performance testing of the future AI boars both at the DanBred boar testing station Bøgildgård, and in DanBred’s nucleus herds, and we openly share this updated data every year. With more than 30 years of experience collecting data on boar production traits and feed efficiency, DanBred can select the best genes, and only the highest performing boars with optimum index are sent to AI, where they father the pigs of the future.

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