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.


After the receipt of the pigs, it is the sole responsibility of you as the purchaser to exploit the potential of the animal. You will experience the most value from the animals if you optimise the environment around them. It is important that the animals have a good start at the facilities and are treated with care.

Feed, housing, fixtures (including type of floor), development conditions and management are, for example, conditions that have a major influence on the performance to be expected from the animals.

New breeding animals are to be examined immediately after arrival by a pig expert, so that the you can quickly react to any errors or shortcomings. For the first days after arrival, the animals must be observed at regular intervals, and if the quality is not as agreed, the purchaser and - if necessary - a consultant or vet must be informed.

When evaluating the animals, it should be borne in mind that the transport could have been a major strain. The exact time deadlines and procedure in relation to complaints is stated on the reverse of the delivery note, which must always be provided with the animals. The subsequent evaluation and acceptance of the animals can take two to four weeks after delivery.

When receiving the animals, you should check the following in addition to the general state of health of the animals:

  • that the number of the ear tag on the animal corresponds to that on the delivery note
  • that the immunisations agreed have been carried out
  • whether any damage has occurred in transit
  • the physique of the animals
  • the legs and claws, including the leg position
  • the teats
  • the age and weight
  • breeding animals: purchase/receipt).

Quarantine rooms – your safety
Place the newly purchased animals in an approved quarantine room, so that you minimise the risk of infection in your facilities. As a result of isolating the newly purchased animals for at least six weeks, you have the opportunity to discover any hidden contagious diseases and can thus prevent such diseases being carried over to your herd.

Your quarantine room should be:

  • far from your existing herd and without a direct connection to it
  • have its own front room with hand wash basins and changing facilities
  • only have joint feeding and mucking out areas if it there is complete sealing between the inventory area and the quarantine area.