Brazil recently hosted the 7th edition of the Best of the Brazilian Pig Production 2013/2014, an event organized by the company Agriness, who specializes in software for pig production. This now traditional event in Brazil provides rich information about the Brazilian pig industry, including specific references of technical results in the field. It is also a place of exchange of experience between pig producers.
For the first time, an edition of the event was conducted for Argentina. 50 Argentinean farmers representing over 25,000 sows participated.
The primary endpoint evaluated for classification of farms is the number of weaned piglets per sow per year. Choice Genetics has undoubtedly been the star of this edition with 6 farms in the top 10 ranking including 1st and 2nd places.
The farmer Abuelo Juan Bautista from Gustavo Longo, user of Naima sows, won the top spot on the criteria of productivity. The manager of the farm comments, “The pig industry in Argentina is going through a positive period and lives a profound change. With the incorporation of efficient genetic program, investments in food, modern equiment and in production management software to control the production, we are going in the right direction.” The second place went to the farm La Piara, from Guillermo Alloa, who also uses Naïma sows from Choice Genetics Argentina.
Adrián Guillén, technical & sales manager of Choice Genetics Argentina comments, “The very good results demonstrated by our breeding animals on the occasion of the first edition of the Best of the Argentinean Pig Production, organized by Agriness, shows the professionalism of the work of our customers and our company. This championship also proves that the high potential of our genetics in terms of weaned piglets per sow per year is a reality in the field. Our company will continue to work to obtain even better results. Congratulations to the technical and commercial teams from Choice Genetics Argentina and to all the farmers who work for obtaining these excellent reproductive performances.”