Major revamp of grower facility with genetics switch

By Danish Genetics - Monday, 5 December 2022

Sjoerd Derksen is an ambitious young farmer in the Netherlands who started producing grower pigs in a facility that received a substantial facelift in 2021. He invested in Danish genetics for optimal growth and performance. The first results look encouraging.

Sjoerd Derksen, Aged 20, 2

High health status

In the set-up with spacious departments, the outgoing air from the farrowing pen now passes through the gestating sow house and is extracted from there to the air scrubber, without an air duct being needed. In veterinary terms, that is not a problem, as the farm has been working with Danish SPF sows from breeding company Danish Genetics since the restart. The animals are free from Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyo), Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae (App) and Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) virus.


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