30.02 - Thirty pigs in a calendar year becomes reality

By Jim Long, President Genesus Genetics / Keystone Pig Advancement Inc Canada - There are 7.5 million sows in Canada and the United States on 40,000 plus farms. The latest annual PigCHAMP data mean indicates pig’s weaned/female/year is 20.63.
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30 pigs per year has been the dream of the industry for a generation. Dream has become a reality. We are proud to announce that the first farm in North America to reach 30 pigs in a calendar year is a Genesus Genetics customer. Woodland of Manitoba reached 30.02, a farrow to finish operation.

These results are a testament to the ability and professionalism of the Woodland staff that consist of Jack Hofer, Manager, Andy Gross, Breeding Manager, Mike Hofer, Farrowing Manager, Rick Hofer, Derrick Hofer, Irvin Gross and Dwayne Hofer.

Of note Woodland’s day to market are 155 days, birth to market mortality is 11% while receiving grade premiums at the very top of their packer’s grid. Woodland’s goal for 2007 is 32 pigs weaned per sow in the calendar year. The bar is continuing to rise.

30.02 Summary

An extraordinary amount of healthy pigs that growth fast and get top prices in the market place. A powerful combination. It is why Genesus is The First Power in Genetics.

February 2007
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