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AGSA FOCUSES ON THREE IMPORTANT PIG BREEDS IN SOUTH AFRICA

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The Large White pig breed The   Large   White   pig   breed,   originating   in England,     with     a     sturdy     balanced     and appealing    appearance,    has    developed    into the   most   prominent   purebred   pig   breed   in South    Africa    and    is    also    the    leading    pig breed in the world. The   Yorkshire   breeds   in   the   USA   and   Canada as   well   as   the   Chester   White   pig   breed   are all   desendants   of   the   original   Large   White pig breed. The   Large   White   pig   breed   is   regarded   as the   ultimate   dual   purpose   animal,   but   is   also the    other    foundation    pig    breed    for    the production of the classical F1-crossbred sow. They   (the   Large   White   pig   breed)   produce large      healthy      litters,      are      good      and protective    mothers    and    produce    offspring with   great   performance   in   terms   of   growth rate and feed efficiency. The   Large   White   pig   breed   can,   just   as   the Landrace   pig   breed,   produce   up   to   18   -   20 piglets born alive, per litter.

Landrace AI boars

The Landrace pig breed

The South African Landrace pig breed, as

their counterparts in other continents of the

world, is also renowned as a foundation

mother pig breed.

With   high   fertility   rates   the   South   African Landrace   pig   breed   can   produce   these   days easily   up   to   18   -   21   piglets   born   alive,   per litter. The     South     African     Landrace     sows     are renowned     for     their     femininity,     docility, milkability and mothering ability. This   pig   breed   (South   African   Landrace   pig breed)   is   a   moderate   performer   in   terms   of production and growth rates. South   African   Landrace   sows   are   capable   of producing    consistent    &    large    litters    over their   lifetime   -   sometimes   up   to   10   or   even 12 litters.

  

The Duroc pig breed “The   Duroc   pig   breed   produces   meat   of   a higher   quality   than   most   of   the   other   pig breeds. Durocs    pigs    are    known    to    be    a    superior genetic      source      for      improving      eating qualities of pork. Their   advantage   in   muscle   quality   combined with   their   well-established   ability   to   grow fast,   have   positioned   the   Duroc   pig   breed   as an outstanding terminal sire of choice. Because   of   the   marbling   or   intramuscular fat,   the   meat   has   more   taste   and   is   more tender. The   Japanese   and   Asian   markets   have   for many    years    put    a    high    premium    on    the quality of Duroc meat. The   meat   is   slightly   darker   in   colour   and   has a slightly higher pH. The back fat is marginally higher as well. Pork   with   50%   or   more   Duroc   genes   in   the end    product,    is    regarded    as    an    excellent meat for the production of bacon. Also,   because   of   its   versatility,   its   use   in fresh    meat    production    is    proving    to    be extremely   popular   -   from   bacon   and   salami to sausage and fine cuisine. The   Duroc’s   drip   loss   and   cook   loss   is   low when compared to commodity genetics. Many   European   countries   have   tried   other rare   breeds   but   these   animals   did   not   have the same effect on meat quality. Moreover,    the    carcass    of    the    Duroc    pig breed   yields   a   higher   amount   of   consumable protein.” - Mr Hennie Cronjé / Excerpt - FootPrints of Alliance Genetics South Africa / Volume 2

A Landrace and F1-sow with their piglets

The F1-crossbred pig The   classical   F1   crossbred   sow,   is   the   result   of   crossing   the   Large   White   pig   breed   and the   Landrace   pig   breed   as   well   as   their      resipirocal   cross.   These   animals   form   the   basis of numerous commercial production units locally and abroad. The   resultant   hybrid   vigour   is   achieved   in   all   the   reproductive   traits   and   to   a   lesser extent in the production and carcass traits. The   progeny   of   crossbred   sows   are   known   to   grow   better   pre-weaning   whereas   the   F1 sow   produce   more   milk   (a   higher   litter   weaning   weight),   as   well   as   more   piglets   per litter that are robust and that generally survive better.

A young Large White boar in front

Duroc AI boars & a mature sow with her piglets

A Landrace sow with her piglets

NAVIGATION
SOCIAL
ADDRESS Pretoria Gauteng Province South Africa
CONTACT Mail:  danie@alliancegenetics.co.za Phone:   00-27-(0)82-809-7488
©Alliance Genetics South Africa
 

AGSA FOCUSES ON

THREE IMPORTANT PIG

BREEDS IN SOUTH

AFRICA

AGSA - alive with possibility!
The Large White pig breed The   Large   White   pig   breed,   originating   in England,     with     a     sturdy     balanced     and appealing    appearance,    has    developed    into the   most   prominent   purebred   pig   breed   in South    Africa    and    is    also    the    leading    pig breed in the world. The   Yorkshire   breeds   in   the   USA   and   Canada as   well   as   the   Chester   White   pig   breed   are all   desendants   of   the   original   Large   White pig breed. The   Large   White   pig   breed   is   regarded   as the   ultimate   dual   purpose   animal,   but   is   also the    other    foundation    pig    breed    for    the production of the classical F1-crossbred sow. They   (the   Large   White   pig   breed)   produce large      healthy      litters,      are      good      and protective    mothers    and    produce    offspring with   great   performance   in   terms   of   growth rate and feed efficiency. The   Large   White   pig   breed   can,   just   as   the Landrace   pig   breed,   produce   up   to   18   -   20 piglets born alive, per litter.

Landrace AI boars

The Landrace pig breed

The South African Landrace pig breed, as

their counterparts in other continents of the

world, is also renowned as a foundation

mother pig breed.

With   high   fertility   rates   the   South   African Landrace   pig   breed   can   produce   these   days easily   up   to   18   -   21   piglets   born   alive,   per litter. The     South     African     Landrace     sows     are renowned     for     their     femininity,     docility, milkability and mothering ability. This   pig   breed   (South   African   Landrace   pig breed)   is   a   moderate   performer   in   terms   of production and growth rates. South   African   Landrace   sows   are   capable   of producing    consistent    &    large    litters    over their   lifetime   -   sometimes   up   to   10   or   even 12 litters.

  

The Duroc pig breed “The   Duroc   pig   breed   produces   meat   of   a higher   quality   than   most   of   the   other   pig breeds. Durocs    pigs    are    known    to    be    a    superior genetic      source      for      improving      eating qualities of pork. Their   advantage   in   muscle   quality   combined with   their   well-established   ability   to   grow fast,   have   positioned   the   Duroc   pig   breed   as an outstanding terminal sire of choice. Because   of   the   marbling   or   intramuscular fat,   the   meat   has   more   taste   and   is   more tender. The   Japanese   and   Asian   markets   have   for many    years    put    a    high    premium    on    the quality of Duroc meat. The   meat   is   slightly   darker   in   colour   and   has a slightly higher pH. The back fat is marginally higher as well. Pork   with   50%   or   more   Duroc   genes   in   the end    product,    is    regarded    as    an    excellent meat for the production of bacon. Also,   because   of   its   versatility,   its   use   in fresh    meat    production    is    proving    to    be extremely   popular   -   from   bacon   and   salami to sausage and fine cuisine. The   Duroc’s   drip   loss   and   cook   loss   is   low when compared to commodity genetics. Many   European   countries   have   tried   other rare   breeds   but   these   animals   did   not   have the same effect on meat quality. Moreover,    the    carcass    of    the    Duroc    pig breed   yields   a   higher   amount   of   consumable protein.” - Mr Hennie Cronjé / Excerpt - FootPrints of Alliance Genetics South Africa / Volume 2

A Landrace and F1-sow with their piglets

The F1-crossbred pig The   classical   F1   crossbred   sow,   is   the   result   of crossing    the    Large    White    pig    breed    and    the Landrace   pig   breed   as   well   as   their      resipirocal cross.   These   animals   form   the   basis   of   numerous commercial production units locally and abroad. The   resultant   hybrid   vigour   is   achieved   in   all   the reproductive   traits   and   to   a   lesser   extent   in   the production and carcass traits. The    progeny    of    crossbred    sows    are    known    to grow    better    pre-weaning    whereas    the    F1    sow produce    more    milk    (a    higher    litter    weaning weight),   as   well   as   more   piglets   per   litter   that are robust and that generally survive better.
A young Large White boar in front Duroc AI boars & a mature sow with her piglets
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