Talent: Saving 6 kilos of feed per finisher
Genetic progress at full speed.
Talent boars at our Topigs Norsvin breeding farms have shown a steep improvement in feed conversion rate (FCR).
Over the past 3 years, FCR has improved by almost 6%. The FCR of boars tested at our breeding farms in the Netherlands and France was 2.10 in 2013 and 1.98 in 2016. Based on a finisher with 50% Talent genes, this means that in just 3 years a reduction in feed use of 6 kilos per finisher has been achieved.
Daily gain also improved
Not only the feed conversion has improved at the Talent breeding farms. In the period 2013-2016, the daily gain also improved by 6% and is now almost 1050 grams per day.
This fast genetic improvement of FCR and growth contribute to a more efficient and sustainable pig production. This is just one of the ways in which Topigs Norsvin contributes to the profitability of our customers’ pork production.