The first of April 2017 marked a major milestone in the history of Hermitage and the Pig Improvement Company (PIC).We entered into a strategic, long-term partnership with the ambition to accelerate genetic improvement and make pig producers in Europe and beyond more successful.The partnership combines the read more
At PIC, everything we do is focused on making our customers more successful. Therefore, we invest in genetics, supply, health, and services. Superior Genetics PIC’s genetic program is driving the fastest genetic improvement in the industry – and it is accelerating. PIC read more
Craig Lewis & The Global Product Development Team In 2013, PIC was the first pig genetics company to utilize tens of thousands of genotypes to increase annual genetic improvement across all lines and traits. This new way of selection, Relationship Based Genomic Selection, utilised read more
New collaboration between Hermitage and PIC brings many advantages for our customers. Over recent years PIC has developed a practical library of useful Technical Manuals which are readily available for access on the following PIC UK website: gb.pic.com These Technical Manuals were originally developed read more
Feed is the major cost associated with the growing pig. Efficient feed utilisation is vital while maximising nutritional value and price is very important. Both PIC and Hermitage have been testing and selecting for FCR for the past 30 years; and Hermitage now have the capacity to individually read more
Intensive selection by breeding companies for prolificacy in their breeding programs has led to a significant increase of litter size. Recently, the financial benefit of improved bir th and weaning weight has resulted in them becoming important measured traits in the maternal line index. read more
In this issue of the newsletter; Landing High Health Genetics PIC Herd Restock for Hermitage PIC 337 PIC 359 Producers Benefit from Genetic Progress ❏ New Technology at Hermitage AI Centres PIC Indexing change Real-Time Scanning Danish Genetics Click here to download.