Environmental sustainability

Finding efficiencies in using feed, land and water

In the past, agriculture was focused on feeding the population in a similar way it had been done for many years. Consideration of sustainable use of feed, land, and water was not a major priority. For example, greenhouse gases from livestock production were not measured.

However, a protein transition is now underway as more and more people are aware of the strain on our planet. There is also recognition that this strain will continue to grow in the future if we stick with the status quo. Research has shown that it is possible to produce the same amount of food while operating in an environmentally sustainable way.

We’ve only just begun examining the pressures of environmental sustainability. To protect the health of our planet and future generations, we will continue to invest in finding efficiencies through high-quality swine genetics and investigate new opportunities.