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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.

The DanAvl pig breeding system has existed since the end of the 19th century; however the brand and name DanAvl (Danish for DanAvl) has only been used since approximately 1990. The original objective was to develop breeding pigs that were appropriate for the requirements of Danish pig producers and slaughterhouses for effective pig production and competitive meat products for both the domestic market as well as export markets.

At that time, in the 19th century, there were two types of pigs in Denmark: the large Jutland pig and the small Zealand pig. Only at the end of the 19th century systematic crossbreeding with other foreign breeds was started, which was the beginning of the breeds that we know and use today.

At that time, the pigs lived from kitchen waste and were both produced and slaughtered on the farms. The meat was mainly processed or prepared into aspic, roast bacon or frying sausages, and the pig herds were so small that the owner could easily take care of the pigs without additional staff.

Much has changed since then (fortunately) and pig breeding and pig production in Denmark is today generally distinguished by traits that are aimed more at the health, development and genetic progress of the pigs as part of proper livestock breeding.