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Balanced Breeding

Topigs Norsvin believes in sustainability. This means that Topigs Norsvin animals are robust and produce robust progeny. We take the biology of the pig into account. We define this as “balanced breeding”, an advanced and sophisticated approach to breeding that results in a pig capable of healthy and efficient high-level production under a wide range of farm conditions.

Piglet survival

Piglet survival is a good example of balanced breeding. Besides successful breeding for big litters, Topigs Norsvin also breeds for vigorous pigs and mothering abilities. In recent years the litter size has grown substantially without an associated increase in preweaning mortality. Not only does this make piglet production more efficient, but it also lowers labour costs and veterinarian costs and contributes to improved animal welfare.