Camborough®: Unrivaled Performance Achieved Efficiently
The Camborough® is predictable and easy to manage. She comes with PIC’s commitment to customer success through economically relevant breeding goals, unrivaled technical support and a healthy supply chain.
Lowest cost per weaned pig
The Camborough® reaches puberty younger. As a result, the Camborough® drives sow herd efficiency with more productive days in her lifetime. More productive days can result in up to $40 per gilt or $1 per pig.
An outcome of reaching puberty younger is lower lifetime feed requirements for maintenance. On average, the Camborough® eats 220 lb (100 kg) less feed per year than competitive sows.
She supports her litters with superior mothering ability. The Camborough® has excellent milking ability with more teats to nurse pigs, reducing the need for nurse sows and labor to move and manage pigs.
Contribution to high-performing progeny
The Camborough® yields the most lbs/sow/year. She weans more quality weaned pigs at heavier weaning weights, with less variation in groups at weaning.
PIC has improved birth weight and pre-wean survival, while litter size has grown too. Over the last 5 years, the percent of pigs born below 2 lb has decreased 6%, from 14% to 8%. Industry research shows that pigs born less than 2 lb are less viable and have higher pre-wean mortality and lower post-weaning performance.
A healthy birthweight correlates with increased survivability, greater lifetime growth rate and improved feed conversion.
Through selection and testing strategies, feet and leg score throughout PIC Elite Farms has improved and maximized sow retention.