Hermitage Increase GGP/GP Nucleus | Mate Select BLUP | Embryo Transfer | Rapid Genetic Progress
Hermitage Maternal Line Large Whites have been developed since 1958, representing over 50 years intensive selection and testing for reproductive performance traits. The underlying Hermitage Maternal Line Breeding Programmes and BLUP selection indices have been specifically formulated to ensure our Large White lines are produced with the genetic potential to maximize the number of pigs born and reared in a commercial environment.
Hermitage has expanded our high health purebred Large White nucleus and now we maintain over 9,030 GGP/GP sows across the globe. By selecting the highest indexing GGP females in the population and using Hermitage Mate Select BLUP programmes we continue to rapidly increase our genetic progress for the maternal line traits, we can disseminate this progress to both our customer and nucleus herds worldwide.
All Hermitage purebreds are registered with the Irish Pedigree Pig Breeders Society and their sires identified in Hermitage’s Molecular Genetic Database.
• GGP and GP Lines.
• Optimum Growth and High Appetite.
• Excellent Conformation.
• Strong Legs and Bone.
• Back-fat Monitored.
• Proven Longevity.
• Halothane Negative.
• Excellent Temperment.