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Hypor sows have highest colostrum production

27 June 2017
Hypor

Recent studies show that Hypor sows have the capability to produce large litters and achieve a higher weaning capacity due to the amount of colostrum that they produce. In studies by Ghent University, and Trouw Nutrition, the Hypor sows produced the most colostrum with the largest percentage of fat compared to other breeds of sows.

The recommended amount of colostrum needed for piglet survival and optimal performance is 250 grams. The average colostrum production of Hypor sows is far above this minimum. Of the 100 sows studied at Ghent University, 54 percent of them produced less than 250 grams per pig.

The study also compared the fat content of the Hypor sow with sows from PIC, Topigs and Danbred. Fat is one of the most important ingredients in colostrum. Hypor sows had the best fat percentage compared to other sows from PIC, Topigs 20, and Danbred.

In order for sows to produce large numbers of pigs, they need to have the weaning capacity to raise healthy litters. This research shows that Hypor sows produce the amount of colostrum and fat to raise large litters of full value pigs.

Hypor is one of the world's leading suppliers of pig genetics. Committed to providing superior genetics that supports profitability in the pork value chain. With its Head Office located in Boxmeer, The Netherlands, Hypor has strategically-located and interconnected breeding centers in North America, Europe and Asia. More information is available at www.hypor.com

Hypor is part of Hendrix Genetics, a leading multi-species breeding company with primary activities in layer-, turkey-, swine-, aquaculture -and traditional poultry breeding. Headquartered in Boxmeer, in The Netherlands, Hendrix Genetics provides expertise and resources to producers in more than 100 countries, with operations and joint ventures in 24 countries and more than 2.400 employees worldwide. More information is available at www.hendrix-genetics.com

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