On September 21, Topigs Norsvin held the official opening of its new nucleus farm Innova Canada. Innova Canada is a crucial step within the additional improvement of Topigs Norsvin as a worldwide provider of genetics. The brand new nucleus farm can be a part of a much bigger plan to improve and broaden the nucleus capability in Canada. Innova Canada will contribute to additional accelerating genetic progress within the Z-line, one of many strains that kinds the premise of the TN70 sow.
With this funding, Topigs Norsvin expects to satisfy the rising demand for Topigs Norsvin genetics, particularly within the USA. It is going to additionally result in accelerated genetic progress and sooner dissemination of this genetic progress to our prospects worldwide. CTO Hans Olijslagers: “Innova Canada is a part of Topigs Norsvin’s long-term balanced breeding technique and can considerably contribute to our goal of accelerating genetic progress even additional. Though it’ll contribute to the success of our prospects worldwide, particularly, it reveals our dedication to the North American market.”
One of many improvements within the new nucleus would be the implementation of group gestation and unfastened farrowing. The purpose is to be absolutely consistent with future Canadian welfare laws and laws in different international locations. This additionally means the genetic strains can be bred for this sort of housing.
Innova Canada runs solely on electrical energy and makes use of no fossil power sources like propane or pure fuel. As 97% of the electrical energy is from hydropower, the nucleus makes use of renewable and nearly emission-free power.
A excessive biosecurity is one other essential facet of Innova Canada. The brand new nucleus is positioned close to Plumas in Manitoba in an space with a low pig density. Mixed with excessive biosecurity protocols, strict transportation guidelines and excessive ranges of well being monitoring, it will guarantee the very best well being standing and continuity of provide.
September 22, 2022 – Topigs Norsvin