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Rosemark Divisions Breeding Genetics

Rosemarks breeding stock is imported from Denmark from one of Europes leading pig genetics producers, DanBred. We use 3 breeds; the DanBred Landrace, the DanBred Yorkshire and the DanBred Duroc. With this three-breed cross, we have the full use of hybrid vigour/heterosis as well as optimum production results, a high lean meat percentage and good meat quality.

  • The Danbred Landrace (LL) is a strong pig with a long back, long nose, good legs, good milking and mothering ability. It has characteristic drooping ears. The breed is known for the good quality of its meat. We use the landrace in our crossbreeding program to produce Landrace/Yorkshire crosses for our commercial farms for production of slaughter baconers.
  • Rosemarks breeding stock is imported from Denmark from one of Europes leading pig genetics producers, DanBred. We use 3 breeds; the DanBred Landrace, the DanBred Yorkshire and the DanBred Duroc. With this three-breed cross, we have the full use of hybrid vigour/heterosis as well as optimum production results, a high lean meat percentage and good meat quality.
  • The Danbred Landrace (LL) is a strong pig with a long back, long nose, good legs, good milking and mothering ability. It has characteristic drooping ears. The breed is known for the good quality of its meat. We use the landrace in our crossbreeding program to produce Landrace/Yorkshire crosses for our commercial farms for production of slaughter baconers.
  • The DanBred Yorkshire/Large White (YY) is also a strong pig with good daily weight gain, low feed conversion ratio, a high lean meat percentage, good longevity and good mothering capabilities. It is muscular and has characteristic upright ears. Like the Landrace we use pure breeds (YY) or 2 way crosses (LY) as mother breeds to produce crosses for our commercial farms.

NB: Landrace/Yorkshire sows have very high fertility, good teats, high life expectancy and are very friendly.

  • We use the Duroc (D) as a terminal sire i.e. it is crossed with the landrace/Yorkshire crosses to produce pigs only for slaughter.

    It is a strong pig with good feed conversion rates and a high lean meat percentage.

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