Hypor installs Nedap pig performance system at research facility
Technology for Canadian and U.S. swine genetic improvement
New system increases testing capacity for swine genetics leader
Hypor Genetics, one of the world’s leading suppliers of commercial swine genetics, has installed Nedap pig performance testing (PPT) stations at its facility in Abernathy, Saskatchewan, Canada. Hypor Genetics evaluates performance indicators on thousands of pigs each year. With the Nedap system, evaluation capabilities will increase by 25 percent.
“Hypor’s selection of Nedap PPT equipment gives its researchers the tools to quickly and thoroughly test breeding decisions, giving them the clearest insight into the breeding lines that produce the most efficient, fastest growing pigs,” Carson says. “Pork producers rely on genetics to make the most of their inputs, and Hypor is relying on Nedap PPT to help develop these genetics for the North American market.”
Nedap Pig Performance testing stations measure and record the amount of feed intake and the weight of the animal each time the pig visits the feeder. The information is immediately available for review, allowing researchers to make economic feeding decisions and strategic, objective breeding decisions.