A world-class breeding programme!

Denmark is a success story when it comes to pig breeding and genetics. More than 100 years of experience with professional pig breeding has made us a global leader, but we are aiming even higher. That is why some of the world’s top geneticists are helping us develop our genetic material and breeding programme.

Roslin Technologies

Our strategic business partner is Roslin Technologies – a leading company in the field of genetics, genome selection, pig breeding and biotechnology. We have an ultramodern and effective breeding programme, rooted in our genetic population, and with the help of the best in the industry, we are creating the breeding programme of the future. Adapted to today’s – and tomorrow’s – market.

Leading international breeding programme based on experience and innovation

The breeding programme from Danish Genetics builds on more than 100 years of Danish development and research. Our market is the entire world, and our genetics work and breeding programme must match that. We therefore work with leading genetics experts outside Denmark to guarantee ongoing development reaching beyond Danish borders.

Roslin Technologies has a broad international perspective and develops breeding programmes and breeding targets that can compete in the global market, which enables us to deliver the very best products to customers around the world.

Breeding targets that create good financial returns

Our breeding targets and breeding programme are designed to optimise your business and maximise your profit. Requirements, legislation and needs change constantly, and we make sure that our programme keeps up.

We regularly review and adjust our breeding targets in accordance with the needs of our customers and select the characteristics that improve the breed, with a direct positive impact on our customers as a result. We are forward-thinking so that we always have the right products at the right time. This means good business both for us and our customers.

Breeding is a science

Danish Genetics carries out extensive breeding work in close collaboration with some of Denmark’s most skilled and experienced breeders. In the process we gather an extensive amount of data from a large genetic population across our three breeds: Landrace, Yorkshire and Duroc. All the data is analysed and processed by Roslin Technologies to ensure that we continue to have world-class genetics and breeding animals.

The success of a breeding programme depends not only on the programme itself but also on the breeding targets you set yourself. We want to improve the breeding targets to ensure our customers get maximum profit from the pig production. That is why we select our breeding targets with great care, according to what produces the best financial result. This is achieved by defining individual breeding targets for our three Danish breeds: Landrace, Yorkshire and Duroc.

Leading international breeding programme based on experience and innovation

The breeding programme from Danish Genetics builds on more than 100 years of Danish development and research. Our market is the entire world, and our genetics work and breeding programme must match that. We therefore work with leading genetics experts outside Denmark to guarantee ongoing development reaching beyond Danish borders.

Roslin Technologies has a broad international perspective and develops breeding programmes and breeding targets that can compete in the global market, which enables us to deliver the very best products to customers around the world.

Breeding targets that create good financial returns

Our breeding targets and breeding programme are designed to optimise your business and maximise your profit. Requirements, legislation and needs change constantly, and we make sure that our programme keeps up.

We regularly review and adjust our breeding targets in accordance with the needs of our customers and select the characteristics that improve the breed, with a direct positive impact on our customers as a result. We are forward-thinking so that we always have the right products at the right time. This means good business both for us and our customers.

Breeding is a science

Danish Genetics carries out extensive breeding work in close collaboration with some of Denmark’s most skilled and experienced breeders. In the process we gather an extensive amount of data from a large genetic population across our three breeds: Landrace, Yorkshire and Duroc. All the data is analysed and processed by Roslin Technologies to ensure that we continue to have world-class genetics and breeding animals.

The success of a breeding programme depends not only on the programme itself but also on the breeding targets you set yourself. We want to improve the breeding targets to ensure our customers get maximum profit from the pig production. That is why we select our breeding targets with great care, according to what produces the best financial result. This is achieved by defining individual breeding targets for our three Danish breeds: Landrace, Yorkshire and Duroc.

Danish Landrace

Danish Landrace is part of Danish Genetics’ breeding programme and one of the breeds of sows used in the Danish cross-breeding programme. The Landrace is a strong animal with high fertility and good parenting skills. The Landrace is therefore used as a mother sow for the well-known cross-bred (LY/YL) sow, which is known the world over for the high returns achieved when used for breeding slaughter pigs.

Danish Landrace

Danish Landrace is part of Danish Genetics’ breeding programme and one of the breeds of sows used in the Danish cross-breeding programme. The Landrace is a strong animal with high fertility and good parenting skills. The Landrace is therefore used as a mother sow for the well-known cross-bred (LY/YL) sow, which is known the world over for the high returns achieved when used for breeding slaughter pigs.

Danish Yorkshire

Danish Yorkshire is the second sow breed used in Danish Genetics’ cross-breeding programme. Danish Yorkshire is known as a good production breed on account of its good parenting skills and high fertility as well as good growth rate, low feed consumption, meat percentage and meat quality. The Yorkshire is therefore used as a mother sow for the well-known cross-bred (LY/YL) sow, which is known the world over for the high returns achieved when used for breeding slaughter pigs.

Danish Yorkshire

Danish Yorkshire is the second sow breed used in Danish Genetics’ cross-breeding programme. Danish Yorkshire is known as a good production breed on account of its good parenting skills and high fertility as well as good growth rate, low feed consumption, meat percentage and meat quality. The Yorkshire is therefore used as a mother sow for the well-known cross-bred (LY/YL) sow, which is known the world over for the high returns achieved when used for breeding slaughter pigs.

Danish Duroc

Danish Duroc is included in Danish Genetics’ breeding programme as father breed boars. The Duroc is known for its high growth rate, low feed consumption, high meat percentage and good meat quality. The breed is characterised by its excellent meat quality.

Danish Duroc

Danish Duroc is included in Danish Genetics’ breeding programme as father breed boars. The Duroc is known for its high growth rate, low feed consumption, high meat percentage and good meat quality. The breed is characterised by its excellent meat quality.

Cross-bred animals (LY/YL) - also called F1 breeding animals

The cross-bred sow (LY/YL), also called the hybrid sow, is a cross between Danish Yorkshire and Danish Landrace, which results in the market’s most ideal production sow for slaughter pig production as far as production returns and effectiveness are concerned. This is a result of the low feed consumption, high growth rate, high degree of fertility, good parenting skills, long life-span and high slaughter quality of the cross-bred sow (LY/YL).

Cross-bred animals (LY/YL) - also called F1 breeding animals

The cross-bred sow (LY/YL), also called the hybrid sow, is a cross between Danish Yorkshire and Danish Landrace, which results in the market’s most ideal production sow for slaughter pig production as far as production returns and effectiveness are concerned. This is a result of the low feed consumption, high growth rate, high degree of fertility, good parenting skills, long life-span and high slaughter quality of the cross-bred sow (LY/YL).

A breeding index is the key

As a result of the work done by the geneticists to process the continuous flow of data on the genetic population, the production economy of the individual breeding animals is determined on the basis of a calculated breeding index. The breeding index is the key to the selection of the best parent animals for future generations.

We calculate the breeding index for all animals in the breeding programme each week based on the composition of the breeding animal’s own data and data from the breeding animal’s relatives.

We supply products from animals with top health status to the whole world

Healthy animals are essential for optimum breeding. Therefore, the health status and hygiene at all our professional business partners are extremely important. We take our responsibility very seriously and only sell healthy breeding animals in Denmark and the rest of the world.

All herds under Danish Genetics are approved SPF herds with a high health status, and all boars are PRRS-negative.

All boars at our artificial insemination (AI) stations come from PRRS-negative breeding herds and are subjected to blood tests before being taken to an AI station. In this way we ensure that our customers only receive semen from healthy and PRRS-negative boars.

Health status checked by experts

The Danish SPF system was established in 1971 and is one of the world’s best health systems. There are fixed rules for protection against infection, health inspections and transport of pigs to herds. Our high health status is therefore backed up by experts, and our customers are guaranteed healthy breeding animals and semen from healthy boars.

SPF-Danmark and the Health Status Management (SPF-SUS) are jointly responsible for controlling the health status of all Danish herds. The herds are checked at least once a month by a veterinarian, and declarations of health status are available for all Danish herds.

A breeding index is the key

As a result of the work done by the geneticists to process the continuous flow of data on the genetic population, the production economy of the individual breeding animals is determined on the basis of a calculated breeding index. The breeding index is the key to the selection of the best parent animals for future generations.

We calculate the breeding index for all animals in the breeding programme each week based on the composition of the breeding animal’s own data and data from the breeding animal’s relatives.

We supply products from animals with top health status to the whole world

Healthy animals are essential for optimum breeding. Therefore, the health status and hygiene at all our professional business partners are extremely important. We take our responsibility very seriously and only sell healthy breeding animals in Denmark and the rest of the world.

All herds under Danish Genetics are approved SPF herds with a high health status, and all boars are PRRS-negative.

All boars at our artificial insemination (AI) stations come from PRRS-negative breeding herds and are subjected to blood tests before being taken to an AI station. In this way we ensure that our customers only receive semen from healthy and PRRS-negative boars.

Health status checked by experts

The Danish SPF system was established in 1971 and is one of the world’s best health systems. There are fixed rules for protection against infection, health inspections and transport of pigs to herds. Our high health status is therefore backed up by experts, and our customers are guaranteed healthy breeding animals and semen from healthy boars.

SPF-Danmark and the Health Status Management (SPF-SUS) are jointly responsible for controlling the health status of all Danish herds. The herds are checked at least once a month by a veterinarian, and declarations of health status are available for all Danish herds.

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