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New Test Facility In France

by 5m Editor
4 May 2007, at 4:42pm

FRANCE - Just like other sire line nucleus units, the testing facility in Dombras works with Aloka scanners

The TOPIGS nucleus unit in Dombras, in the northeast of France, has a new boat testing facility. The unit is equipped with IVOG-feeding stations, making it possible to record the individual feed intake of the young boars in a group housing situation.

Just like other sire line nucleus units, the testing facility in Dombras works with Aloka scanners

The information collectd will provide greater genetic progress especially with feed conversion and daily growth. Boars at the Dombras unit will also be tested with Aloka scanners, which measure meat and fat contents of the live animals.

The Dombras unit will test more than 4000 breeding boars a year from the Tempo, Top York and Top Pi lines. The testing facility is an important step in the new TOPIGS strategy for breeding sire lines.

It hopes to boost genetic progress, as improved data collection and shorter generation intervals offer more effective breeding and selection.

5m Editor