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HERMITAGE AI NEWSLETTER SPRING 2018

In this issue of the newsletter; Landing High Health Genetics PIC Herd Restock for Hermitage PIC 337 PIC 359 Producers Benefit from Genetic Progress ❏ New Technology at Hermitage AI Centres PIC Indexing change Real-Time Scanning Danish Genetics Click here to download.

THE IMPORTANCE OF LITTER WEANING WEIGHT – MLI 2

Intensive selection by breeding companies for prolificacy in their breeding programs has led to a significant increase of litter size. Recently, the financial benefit of improved bir th and weaning weight has resulted in them becoming important measured traits in the maternal line index. read more

UPDATE ON FCR RECORDING AT PIC AND HERMITAGE

Feed is the major cost associated with the growing pig. Efficient feed utilisation is vital while maximising nutritional value and price is very important. Both PIC and Hermitage have been testing and selecting for FCR for the past 30 years; and Hermitage now have the capacity to individually read more

RESOURCES – PRACTICAL TECHNICAL SUPPORT AVAILABLE FROM PIC AND HERMITAGE TECHNICAL SERVICES TEAMS

New collaboration between Hermitage and PIC brings many advantages for our customers. Over recent years PIC has developed a practical library of useful Technical Manuals which are readily available for access on the following PIC UK website: gb.pic.com These Technical Manuals were originally developed read more

THE NEXT STEP – INNOVATION IN GENETIC IMPROVEMENT – SEQUENCING THE PIC GENOME

Craig Lewis & The Global Product Development Team In 2013, PIC was the first pig genetics company to utilize tens of thousands of genotypes to increase annual genetic improvement across all lines and traits. This new way of selection, Relationship Based Genomic Selection, utilised read more

PIC INVESTS MORE IN YOUR SUCCESS

At PIC, everything we do is focused on making our customers more successful. Therefore, we invest in genetics, supply, health, and services. Superior Genetics PIC’s genetic program is driving the fastest genetic improvement in the industry – and it is accelerating. PIC read more

PIC AND HERMITAGE TEAMING UP TO MAKE PRODUCERS MORE SUCCESSFUL

The first of April 2017 marked a major milestone in the history of Hermitage and the Pig Improvement Company (PIC).We entered into a strategic, long-term partnership with the ambition to accelerate genetic improvement and make pig producers in Europe and beyond more successful.The partnership combines the read more

HERMITAGE F1 GILTS AT MOOREPARK, IRELAND

The new Teagasc (Government) Research and Development farm was stocked with 200 Hermitage F1 gilts. Farrowing began in June 2016 with an average farrowing rate of 96.89 and a BA of 13.8. Hermitage staff organised the quarantine and inseminated the gilts. We wish Moorepark and this impressive facility success with all its R& D projects in the future.

HERMITAGE GENETICS & SK KAMENKA LTD FORM PARTNERSHIP IN NEW GENETIC PRODUCTION CENTRE IN RUSSIA

Hermitage Genetics is expanding its genetic production base in Russia through a new partnership with SK Kamenka Ltd. (CX KAMEHKA) which will entail the stocking of a new ‘state of the art’ 2,600 sow Genetic Nucleus in the Voronezh region, 650 km south of Moscow. This will increase the Hermitage read more

THE IMPORTANCE OF IMPROVING FOOD CONVERSION EFFICIENCY

UNDERSTANDING THE ECONOMIC SIGNIFICANCE OF FCE The range in F.C.E. from 40 – 110kg on commercial farms varies greatly from 2.4 – 2.9. This equates to 0.5 F.C.E or 500g of feed per kg live weight gain: costs €9/pig. Hermitage Genetics have selected for F.C.E for 30 years and in read more