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PIC 401

The 401 is a Natural Service boar focused on breeding and finishing herd performance. Excellent libido will ensure a high farrowing rate and large viable litters. The testing and selection programme will deliver progeny with high lean meat yield at least cost production.

  • High libido worked individually or in outdoor groups
  • Excellent growth rate and feed efficiency
  • Low backfat levels and high lean content
  • High heterosis
  • High feed intakes

Emphasis is on reducing production costs and capturing value through high lean content in the progeny.

Genetic Standards

PIC strives to deliver a continually improving range of sireline products to meet the needs of the developing UK market. PIC’s product development programme incorporates a global genetic base, utilising traditional selection and molecular biology to deliver exceptional genetic improvement for the producer.

PIC’s Global Genetic Program is linked through exchange of frozen AI to ensure that the best sires, most suited to UK market economics, are available to produce the next generation of terminal sires as rapidly as possible.

PIC’s sirelines are selected from a programme with emphasis on robustness, lifetime daily gain, feed intake, feed efficiency, low backfat and high loin muscle depth. Pure lines are taken to an average of 125kgs off-test, ensuring boars are tested to at least market weight. This, when combined with relatives’ and, more especially, progeny performance data, gives increased accuracy for breeding values and high confidence in excellent results being realised commercially.


PIC is a Sygen Company
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