On September 21, Topigs Norsvin held the official opening of its new nucleus farm Innova Canada. Innova Canada is a vital step within the additional growth of Topigs Norsvin as a worldwide provider of genetics. The brand new nucleus farm will probably be a part of a much bigger plan to improve and increase the nucleus capability in Canada. Innova Canada will contribute to additional accelerating genetic progress within the Z-line, one of many traces that types the premise of the TN70 sow.
With this funding, Topigs Norsvin expects to fulfill the rising demand for Topigs Norsvin genetics, particularly within the USA. It is going to additionally result in accelerated genetic progress and quicker dissemination of this genetic progress to our clients 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 is going to contribute to the success of our clients worldwide, in specific, it exhibits our dedication to the North American market.”
One of many improvements within the new nucleus would be the implementation of group gestation and free farrowing. The purpose is to be absolutely consistent with future Canadian welfare laws and laws in different international locations. This additionally means the genetic traces will probably be bred for this sort of housing.
Innova Canada runs fully on electrical energy and makes use of no fossil vitality sources like propane or pure gasoline. As 97% of the electrical energy is from hydropower, the nucleus makes use of renewable and just about emission-free vitality.
A excessive biosecurity is one other essential facet of Innova Canada. The brand new nucleus is situated 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, this may guarantee the very best well being standing and continuity of provide.