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.

There are two primary breeding strategies used to ensure continuous genetic progress in the sow herd. The facility can either purchase breeding animals from DanAvl or produce its own DanAvl breeding animals with the help of nucleus management (Kernestyring®). Both processes are recommended by the Pig Research Centre.

The purchase of gilts is simple. f these are ordered at the correct time, for example as part of an ongoing contract, You do not need to worry about the genetic progress, you only need to make your demands to the breeding index of the gilts; then it is the responsibility of the multiplier herd to meet these requirements. 

Due to the fear of animal diseases being introduced, some herd owners decide to have a closed-herd operation. They can be successful with the production of their own breeding animals;  however, this requires a lot of time and extra resources. 

Herd owners that produce their own breeding animals without the nucleus management program do not know the index value of the core crossbreed or zig-zag crossbreed sows that are used for further breeding. The animals are thus selected on the basis of criteria other than the breeding value index, where the herd can quickly become a less-important breeding issue. When nucleus management is applied, closed herds can optimise the breeding, because the breeding value index of the sows, which are a component of the core or zig-zag crossbreed, are updated on an ongoing basis.. Read more about Nucleus Management (Kernestyring®).