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A combination of high health and rapid genetic improvement coupled with generations of breeding experience led to a boom in exports of British breeding pigs. Breeders from all over the globe have imported British pedigree pigs to take advantage of superior production traits that include: fast growth, low food conversion, maximum lean meat and unrivalled sow productivity. The world wide trade in British pedigree pigs and semen has been so great that it would be easier to list the countries that have not imported British pig breeding stock rather than those that have.

Modern pig breeding programmes incorporate the latest advances in information technology with computerised recording systems that monitor the pigs’ performance 24 hours per day.

Biotechnology in the form of DNA testing allows harmful genetic traits such as susceptibility to stress to be managed. The latest multi-trait BLUP evaluation programmes are used by BPA to provide Estimated Breeding Values for pedigree breeders. However the role of the experienced pedigree breeder remains key to the success of these programmes as the final product is still a live animal that is judged by the customer as it comes off the lorry or the plane.

  A shipment of British breeding stock on its way to Asia.

High-tech solutions to monitor individual feed intake.

At the end of the day, it's what comes off the wagon that counts.

TOP: A shipment of British breeding stock on its way to Asia.
MIDDLE: High-tech solutions to monitor individual feed intake.
BOTTOM: At the end of the day, it's what comes off the wagon that counts.
 

 
 

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