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Growing demand for semen from meaty sire

by 5m Editor
6 October 2004, at 12:00am

UK - Demand for semen from the Titan boar has increased by 50 per cent over the last six months, report JSR Genetics

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Sales of semen from the ultra-lean Titan boar have increased dramatically
Genes from this boar line, claimed to be one of the meatiest in the world, have been in constant demand since its launch over two years ago.

Peter Shelton, JSR Genetics' managing sales director, attributes the recent surge in sales to greater interest, by both producers and processors, in payment based on carcase value which is linked to lean meat content and yield.

The Titan, the result of 12 years' development work, is a composite terminal line which has exceptional muscle development and is free from the harmful halothane gene. The lean meat is also higher in intramuscular fat which has a positive influence on meat quality.

"This boar sires viable piglets which grow into very robust weaners - a great advantage on farms challenged with PMWS/PDNS," he added.

Titan semen is only available through JSR Genetics' SDS (Semen Delivery Service) AI Centres.

Source: JSR Genetics - 1st October 2004

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