"A Centre of Excellence for Pig Development"

Genetic Improvement

The genetic make-up of a pig sets a ceiling to which it can be improved by manipulation of the environment. Genetically superior pigs have the potential to improve the viability of pig production. In view of this fact PIB is involved in trying to upgrade the national herd through the importation of grandparent breeding stock from internationally reputable breeding companies. PIB has completed the set up of the Artificial Insemination laboratory and currently semen from grandparent Large White, Landrace and Duroc is now available for sale. Artificial insemination is one of the ways through which genetically superior pigs can be made available to many farmers at least cost.