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Topigs Norsvin is leading in R&D

July 27, 2015

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The Topigs Norsvin Research team is a world-leading group of scientists in swine genetics. We cover the pork production chain: from reproduction, health and the environment to feed, meat quality and processing.

The Research & Development (R&D) group consists of over 25 people, 80% of whom have a PhD. Topigs Norsvin’s annual R&D budget is €19 million and growing. Our R&D plays a leading role in core research in international scientific publications and congresses in the field of genetics and genomics.

Topigs Norsvin has joint projects with universities and research institutes all over the world, linking current farm performance with state-of-the-art technology to generate future profit.

Topigs Norsvin’s breeding programme is built to cover the entire value chain,

This integrated pork chain approach has two dimensions: optimising cost throughout the chain and maximising added value at the end of the chain. Through optimal breeding, every trait can be genetically improved by 2%-3% per year. Topigs Norsvin’s ambition is to push this up to 4%.

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