Hermitage Maternal line Landrace and Large White have made significant improvements in growth rates (-4 days) and FCE (-.1) over the past 4 years. This is primarily due to selection and individual weighing of over 500 pigs per week and a high generation turn over of 80 % at GGP level. All GGPs retained in the herd are tested at +110kgs.
The average born alive of all litters of all dams of MLI1 Damline AI Boars is now 16.2.
Landrace and Large White gilts on test for FCE at Hermitage nucleus unit.