Increase Your Total Merit With DanAvl

In the future, the world’s leading breeding system shall be known by one just name throughout the world:  DanAvl. 

A threefold increase of exports makes new demands on branding as well as a better service of the customer.


DanAvl offers you the most effective products and most professional solutions from specialists with years of experience related to pig breeding and production. 

If you decide to work with DanAvl, you receive: 

The best genes 
We have some of the world’s best genes, which has been confirmed in the German ”Warentest IX”, a comparison test carried out in 2008, comparing it with six other breeding systems. 

DanAvl’s genes are based on years of experience from breeding with the three breeds of DanAvl Landrace, DanAvl Yorkshire and DanAvl Duroc. This guarantees you piglets with good traits, regardless of whether they are bred by your or you purchase. 

Large and robust litters 
Due to the high genetic level of the sows, they have more surviving piglets per litter than with other systems. The results of the Warentest IX showed that DanAvl sows give birth to an average of 13,63 live born piglets, which makes DanAvl sows the most fruitful sows. 

Optimal feed utilisation
Making use of good genes results in piglets from DanAvl being able to ingest and utilise their feed to the full. This leads to piglets spending up to nine days less in the slaughterhouse in comparison to other piglets, according to the Warentest IX.

High daily weight gain 
The positive feed uptake per kg of weight gain means that piglets grow quickly and achieve a high proportion of muscle. For daily weight gain, Warentest IX showed that DanAvl animals grew up to 942 g/day and exhibited a weight gain of 659 g/day per kg of meat. 

High lean meat percentage and good meat quality 
The high proportion of muscle and the good meat quality from DanAvl pigs was achieved as a result of over 100 years of experience of breeding. For this reason, Danish pig producers use DanAvl Duroc boars as fathers for production pigs that have a good meat quality and optimum fat marbling, and a cross between DanAvl Landrace and DanAvl Yorkshire sows, because these ensure a high proportion of muscle. 

Guaranteed genetic progress 
Anyone who decides to work with DanAvl benefits from years of experience of positive genetic progress. And if the system’s potential is used to the full, there is not only genetic progress, but also significantly improved overall efficiency. 
See the current breeding value index here. 

High and documented level of health 
At DanAvl, we are always carrying out health checks in all herds. These are then published on our website. This way, it is possible to quickly recognise the health status of an individual pigs, and find the pigs that have a suitable level of health for your herd. 

Openness and monitoring 
DanAvl is an open breeding system, in which all parties involved are obliged to comply with common rules that are established by the Pig Research Centre. This openness ensures healthy competition between the different parties involved with DanAvl and gives you access to the entire knowledge and information that you would like and require.