July 13, 2021
Porc d'Or chooses Hypor as sustainable swine breeding partner
Porc d'Or, a collaboration of Dutch pig farmers, has decided to work with Hendrix Genetics' Hypor pig genetics, Hypor announced last month.
The Porc d'Or-Hypor cooperation will focus on four breeding locations where gilts are produced for different sow farms with a total of 5,800 sows.
Porc d'Or's decision was mainly motivated by the robustness of the Hypor Libra sow and the sustainable breeding goals pursued by Hendrix Genetics, Hypor said.
"We were looking for a sow that fits within our concept; that stands for efficient and sustainable pork production, and sustainability starts with choosing the right sow," Porc d'Or's Edwin Elshof said.
"Our philosophy regarding the sow was very appealing. We focus on breeding a sow to have 16 (in) total born, 15 live-born and 14 weaned piglets. All these with an average birth weight of 1.5kg. That's what we consider sustainable," Ron IJpelaar
sales manager (Nederland) of the swine business unit Swine at Hendrix Genetics, said.