Double boar numbers
â€œWe have worked closely with JSR Genetics for the past 3 years,â€ says Loucas Andreou, Managing Director of LA Top Genetics, â€œbuilding our own nucleus and multiplication herd. Our new boar stud is the next logical step and allows us to double boar numbers. The response by the island’s producers has been fantastic: 45 came along in total, keen to see our new facilities and the JSR lines that we will now be able to offer.â€
Paul Anderson, European Sales Director of JSR Genetics, commented, â€œLA Top Genetics has been making tremendous progress, carefully selecting quality genetics to suit the discerning Cyprian market, where the tenderness and taste of the pork is of utmost importance- and its demanding climate. Now, with further investments in equipment and genetics, they are set to raise the island’s standards still higher.â€ Outstanding efficiency
A selection of dam line boars were on display including 12x, 16x, Large White and Landrace stock. Of sire line boars the Titan, Duroc and new Geneconverter 700 lines were represented. The Cyprian producers were particularly impressed by the outstanding efficiency figures of the recently introduced GC700.
With the continuing pressure of higher feed costs, its 13.4% reduction in FCR represents a significant saving per pig produced and a valuable opportunity for them to improve profitability. Related WebsiteJSR Genetics Subscribe here to the free Pig Progress newsletter