Topigs announces 20 million pigs in breeding database

Allows breeders on 800 farms to share information

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International pig breeder Topigs announces that its breeding database, Pigbase, now contains data from more than 20 million breeding pigs on 800 breeding farms. The company says this makes Pigbase the largest database of its kind in the world.

The piglet that became the 20 millionth pig in Pigbase was born on February 15 at the Topigs nucleus breeding farm in Rio Verde, Brazil.

Pigbase updates breeding values on a daily basis based on factors that include carcass quality, growth, feed conversion, litter size, sustainability, mothering characteristics and social behavior.

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