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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.
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
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.

Large White boar

Duroc boar

Large White sow with piglets

Landrace boar

A Landrace sow with 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.
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
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.
Large White boar

Duroc boar

Large White sow with piglets

Landrace sow with piglets

Landrace boar

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