The Canadian swine industry is characterized as being relatively specialized with the primary components represented by the purbred swine breeder and the commercial feeder.
Canadian swine are raised in total confinement on concrete and/or metal flooring with little or no bedding. As a result, purebred swine breeders have been highly selective in using only breeding stock which is structurally sound with good feet and legs. This provides the buyer with breeding stock capable of withstanding enclosed intensive rearing conditions.
In our operations, a set of repeatable combinations of breeds has been selected to achieve maximum efficiency to produce carcasses that best suit the market. The objective of the purebred swine industry is to provide high performing breeding stock that will reproduce predictably in both singlebreed and crossbreeding programs.
Based on animal registrations, our major breeds include the Yorkshire (44%), Landrace (33%), Duroc (14%), Hampshire (7%), the Lacombe and smaller populations of other breeds. Each breed is characterized by its own unique attributes relating to litter size, growth rate, feed conversion, carcass structure and composition.
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