The aim of Norsvin's genetic program is to ensure an effective, healthy and robust pig that will perform in a variety of different production environments.
The genetic program shall ensure a good quality end product and last, but not least, contribute to ethical and sustainable production.
Data registrations in breeding herds are the main basis for the selection of the Breeding Goal traits. In addition, new on-farm testing of gilts is contributing to several new exterior traits, CT is undergoing further development as one of our most important breeding tools, and new analytical methods are enhancing breeding for meat and fat quality.
Norsvin and partners strive to keep the genetic lag to a minimum between the core development and R&D in Norway, and commercial production.
Data is the new gold. Gold diggers aren’t going to the Klondike anymore, they dig into data; big data.
For production of “Guldgris”, Norsvin Duroc boars are selected from the Norsvin Delta boar testing station. Every six weeks boars are exported to the Swedish semen station Hudaryd.
On January 28th 2014 Norsvin not only updated the breeding goals, but also the technology used when estimating breeding values.