PRODUCTS

High-Performance Animals

PIC has the largest stable of top performing Terminal sires available in the industry – more than all others combined, documented by competitive trials conducted in our customers’ environments.

Our broad line of boars allows us to provide the perfect fit for any production system anywhere in the world.

Camborough® sows lead the industry by producing robust, fast-growing, efficient, lean pigs and the most kilograms of pork per sow per lifetime.

Gilt products

PIC offer gilt products at any age between 10 weeks and 27 weeks to our customers.

Boar Products

Our PIC 337, PIC 380 and PIC 410 boar lines are available after physical and genetic evaluation and selection of seven months of age.

Gilt products

PIC offer gilt products at any age between 10 weeks and 27 weeks to our customers.

Boar Products

Our PIC 337, PIC 380 and PIC 410 boar lines are available after physical and genetic evaluation and selection of seven months of age.

Breeding programs

PIC is renowned for tailoring our breeding program to meet the needs of our customers. The movement of breeding pigs amongst farms and across borders have however become increasingly dangerous because of the bio-security risk it poses.

PIC offers a number of CHM closed herd multiplication options where PIC customers can produce their own parent gilt on their own farms. The CHM programs are mainly based on the use of semen of superior PIC genetic lines. All movement of live animals are voided as we only use semen on the farm for producing replacement gilts.

DCHM or semen only breeding programs offer huge advantages:

  • GP semen from our best PIC boars to be used on your farm.
  • PIC technical and genetic services team support team will assist you in the selection and breeding protocols.
  • Your GP herd can be loaded onto the PIC PICTraq® database for increased breeding accuracy and decision making.
  • No animal movements and therefore improved bio-security.
  • Improved optimization and immunity of gilts.
  • Improved selection pressure
  • Better control over gilt and herd replacement percentage.
  • Improved herd and gilt performance
  • No transportation – saving in costs.
  • Genetic progress
  • Ease of use and management
  • Better control over the type of selection gilts and replacements.

F1 Closed Herd Multiplication Systems

The following PIC guidelines should be applied to produce FI Camborouqh parent gilts in a closed herd system:

The total herd composition will consist of 10-12% pure L03 (Large White) GP females, and 88-90% crossbred Camborough F1 Large White x Landrace parent females.

10-12% of the weekly service target will consist of damline services performed on L03 females. Damline services include pure L03 x L03 services to produce pure L03 females, which will replace the L03 female herd, and L03 females served with L02 damline Landrace semen, to produce Camborough parent gilts.

The remainder of the service group will consist of Camborough females, which will exclusively be served with either PIC337 , PIC410 or PIC380 terminal semen to produce the slaughter generation.

Please Note: The FI Closed Herd Multiplication Systems breeding program is available only after entering into a Closed Herd Multiplication Agreement with PIC RSA