November 14, 2016
Idavang switches to Topigs Norsvin genetics
Idavang, the biggest pig producer in Lithuania, is switching to Topigs Norsvin genetics, Topigs says.
The current female genetics will gradually be entirely replaced with Topigs Norsvin TN70 genetics. Idavang will use Topigs Norsvin terminal boars (Talent, Top Pi, Duroc) to meet market needs as well as for production requirements. As a part of the partnership, Idavang will receive support from Topigs Norsvin in the fields of breeding, performance management and artificial insemination.
According to Topigs, the TN70 sow brings higher weanability and their offspring provide better meat and carcass quality. Improving the total feed efficiency of the production and, in particular, the efficiency of the finishers are also vital criteria for Idavang to choose Topigs Norsvin as a partner.
"We are very proud that Idavang has chosen us as a partner and that we can contribute to Idavang's success. It underlines the fact our genetics and support appeal to the important pig producers in the world," Bert van Meer, key account manager of Topigs Norsvin, said.