Herd data: Himberg/Haugen

Herd data: Himberg/Haugen

In 2013, the Himberg/Haugen nucleus herd was no. 1 in the annual herd rankings, with an average selection value for the sows at 111. Raymond Himberg owns and operates a Norsvin Landrace breeding herd in Vestfold, Norway, together with his father Nils Henry Haugen, and their respective spouses. The day-to-day work in the herd has a strong focus on development and quality.

   
Read more about the herd management and results in this article from Norsvin Annual Report 2012:

 

KEY PRODUCTION RESULTS, HIMBERG/HAUGEN NUCLEUS HERD  
Trait Preliminary 2013
Farrowing rate, % 92,6
Non-productive days/litter 5
Weaned/sow/year 26,9 
Age at weaning, days 33
Age at first farrowing, days 308
% P1 litters 61,3

 

Descriptive statistics from tha trial in the Himberg/Haugen nucleus herd
Variable Average Min Max
Age at farrowing, unite: days 306 294 314
Weight at farrowing, unit: lbs (kg) 235,5 (519,2) 193 (425,5) 272 (599,7)
Body score condition after farrowing, unit: points 3,5 2,5 4
Backfat at farrowing, unit: inches (mm) 15,3 (0,60) 6 (0,24) 16 (0,63)
Litter weight at farrowing, unit: lbs (kg) 18,8 (41,4) 3 (6,6) 27 (59,5)
Litter weight at three weeks, unit: lbs (kg) 83,7 (184,5) 56 (123,5) 108,1 (238,3)
Litter weight at weaning, unit: lbs (kg) 120,9 (266,5) 79 (174,2) 157 (346,1)
Age at weaning, unit: days 35 28 46
Number weaned 11 9 14
Body score condition at weaning, unit: points 2,5 1,5 3,5
Backfat at weaning, unit: inches (mm) 9,3 (0,37) 4 (0,16) 15 (0,59)