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JSR Genetics top ratings in German tests

by 5m Editor
23 April 2003, at 12:00am

UK - Pigs from JSR Genetics partner in Germany, JSR Hybrid Hirschmann, have given the highest margin over feed costs according to results from independent product evaluation tests there.

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The tests compared stock from seven different sources. Carcase value of the JSR pigs, after deducting feed costs, was €116.06 per pig.

When meat quality was taken into account carcases from JSR pigs again showed the highest margin. And, after both meat quality and sow performance were considered, JSR still retained the top spot with a margin €120.4. JSR pigs performed strongly in all the traits measured and had the highest overall lean meat percentage – at 59 per cent – together with the greatest percentage of lean in one of the most valuable cuts, the ham.

Each test, involving a total of 104 piglets from a mini-mum of 61 sows and 32 different boars, is designed to determine the true genetic worth of the stock tested. Carried out for a number of years, the ‘Warentest’* evaluations are conducted and monitored by Landwirtschafts-zentrum Haus Düsse – a research farm in Westphalia-Lippe which is State supported and run by the regional advisory service.

Pigs from JSR Genetics partner in Germany, JSR Hybrid Hirschmann, have given the highest margin over feed costs according to results from independent product evaluation tests there. The tests compared stock from seven different sources. Carcase value of the JSR pigs, after deducting feed costs, was €116.06 per pig.
JSR, which has taken part in these tests since 1986, has always performed strongly. “These results are historic and exclusively from genes belonging to the JSR Healthbred company, which was amalgamated with Newsham two years ago,“ commented Ian Brisby, chief executive officer of JSR Genetics.

“Now we have three brands to manage following the acquisition of the Cotswold Pig Development Company last May. Our intention is to continue with the highest standards both in the health and genetics management programmes. We intend to differentiate our-selves to the extent that the new company is well recognised for its integrity in R & D and quality branded products going forward.“

See report on JSR Hybrid Hirschmann on page 2 of the Newsletter.

Source: JSR Genetics - April 2003

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