Balanced breeding has always been our top focus. In the beginning, it was not always understood why we valued balance so highly. Now it is clear that breeding a balanced animal not only has economic benefits, but it also benefits the industry, the animals, farm workers, and in the end, our planet.
Two percent may not seem significant, but 2% more genetic progress in each generation has an enormous impact on resource use and reducing our carbon footprint, while producing more pork sustainably. We all focus on feed conversion ratio (FCR), but have you heard of the new sustainable conversion rate (SCR)? It’s a new component we want to introduce into our Hypor breeding program in order to keep sustainability baked into our selections. As antibiotic resistance is a real threat to our health and food system, responsible antibiotic use is a mandatory stake in our sustainability program. Learn more about each of these ongoing solutions.
- The impact of 2% genetic progress
- A new Sustainable Conversion Ratio
- Breeding without antibiotics