The most important German pig breeding associations have decided to work together creating a common platform called “Deutsche Herdbuchzucht Schwein (DHS – German herdbook breeding pig). In order to present themselves for the first time together in the public, the breeding societies will organise the first elite auction for pigs on 17th September 2009 in Neumünster, Schleswig-Holstein.
Apart from pooling resources for the protection of interests within the Federal Association of German Pig Production (Zentralverband der Deutschen Schweineproduktion – ZDS), one aim is to establish a supra-regional breeding value estimation. Only top-genetic boars of the breeds Piétrain, Duroc, German Landrace and German Large White from the entire federal territory will be sold – altogether 50 animals.
Showcase for German pig breeding
With this meeting, the peasant pig breeding demonstrates not only the high breeding level, but shows at the same time the cradle of today’s modern pig breeding. Some 100 years ago, the modern way of breeding began with the establishment of the first breeding associations. Today, commonly financed research, most modern breeding methods and standardised performance testing form the basics of breeding.
In the last year, the breeding associations united in the DHS sold about 130,000 breeding animals. That is more than every other breeding organization in Germany. Customer service and consultation are obvious for the breeding associations in order to bring this advantage into practice.
For a provisional program and further information regarding the venue as well as the breeders and the exhibited animals visit the following website http://www.dhs-bundeselite.de.