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Using three pig breeds in a terminal crossbreeding system The commercial pig producer must decide where to buy his breeding stock and what his replacement rate per year will be. The latter is necessary in order to maintain the most efficient age structure in the herd. The F1 gilts benefit from the fact that they are hybrid and as a rule outperform the average performance of the two pure breeds/genotypes, particularly with regard to maternal traits. The introduction of a third pig breed (pure or composite) and thus a terminal sire line in this breeding programme enhances the further exploitation of heterosis. This pig breeding plan is most commonly practiced in South Africa and probably worldwide. However from a practical point of view the following aspects require consideration: The need to budget well and accurately in order to receive and pay for the supply of replacement stock at regular intervals. The introduction of breeding stock from outside increases the health risk in the pig herd and could also lead to additional problems. Special attention should be paid to bio-security and health. In essence the genetic supplier of pigs, provides the ingredients (F1- gilts/motherline semen and terminal semen), the management and nutritional guidelines, protocols and back-up service, and the commercial pig producer follows the recipe to produce lean pork meat. Excerpt from: Modern Pig Production


Danie Visser Pr.Sci.Nat Danie Visser has obtained a BSc Agric & BSC Agric (Hons), Diploma in Farm Business Management, MBA, MSc Agric & Phd in Agricultural Economics ( Structuring of breeding objectives in the pork supply chain (PhD study) . Since 1985 he has been involved in almost all facets of agriculture, namely: from extension, training, research, involvement at universities and agricultural colleges, mentor ship, co-ordination of two national projects/schemes, business development, optimization studies, genetic evaluations in pig breeding, strategic and business plans, consultations, local and international networking, implementation of new technologies, computer programs, registration of trademarks, marketing, market surveys, to managing director of a large pig breeding company in SA. Danie has written more than 90 popular, short and scientific articles, made chapter contributions in seven books and manuals pertaining to Livestock Production and has written two books on Pig Production. His popular book, Modern Pig Production , was released during October 2014. It is a comprehensive handbook for the pig industry. Danie serves inter alia on SAPPO’s research committee, is involved in post graduate studies at the University of Pretoria and furthermore consults on pig breeding, business optimization, strategic management, supply chain management and real estate. Danie was a founder member of the pig breeders company - Alliance Genetics South Africa (Pty) Ltd, and is actively involved in scientific and practical pig breeding in South Africa. Through his involvement, quality breeding pigs were exported to pig breeders in Tanzania, Ghana, Angola, Zimbabwe, Zambia and The Seychelles during 2016/2017 and the 1st two pig exports to Nigeria in 2019. Focusing mainly on the Duroc , Landrace and Large White pig breeds (as well as F1 breeding animals) originating from South Africa.

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Pig breeding inter alia , “ implies the application of genetic principles and methodology to extend the production capacity of animals.” Principles of Genetic Improvement and Selection Livestock breeding operations usually follow the classical pyramid structure where the providers of parent stock occupy the apex from where the breeding stock flow through one or two layers of multipliers. Judicious performance testing and modern genetic evaluation methods will optimize genetic progress and ensure sustainable genetic progress in all the other layers. The entrance of large breeding companies has not changed this basic structure since they still operate their line development and the crossing of maternal and terminal lines within this structure. It is important that the breeding objectives in nucleus herds accurately address the needs (production targets) of commercial producers. More than ever in the history of pig breeding the health status at the nucleus herds and AI stations are paramount. The concept of bio- security and high health have migrated successfully down the other layers of the breeding pyramid and are equally important and manifested inter alia in high health compartments. Source: Modern Pig Production
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