In 2012, Brazilian farms with TOPIGS genetics weaned 29.5 piglets per sow per year, which is 3.2 piglets more than the national average. The 25 top herds with TOPIGS genetics weaned 30.4 piglets per sow per year. TOPIGS sows produced 13 liveborn and 12 weaned piglets per litter. The average for Brazil was 12.2 liveborn and 11.2 weaned piglets per litter.
The high production combined with the low preweaning mortality, shows the craftsmanship of our Brazilian clients to unlock the high genetic potential of TOPIGS sows. The TOPIGS balanced breeding approach results in sows with high fertility, excellent mothering abilities and vigorous, strong piglets.
With a production of more than 1.25 million crossbred gilts and over 7 million doses of semen per year, TOPIGS is one of the largest genetics suppliers in the world. In several countries, TOPIGS is either the market leader or one of the major suppliers.