PIC’s breeding programme harnesses the latest science and technology to develop differentiated products based around traits that enhance customer profitability.
This approach advances food quality and availability while improving animal welfare and reducing environmental impact.
For example, in addition to helping producers expand litter size, PIC has focused on increasing birth weight to reduce piglet mortality. Developing the best feed conversion rate in the industry while improving growth rates reduces environmental impact. Increasing robustness during the wean-to-finish process is developing more resilient animals that function in a broad range of environments (including systems that aim to reduce antibiotics).