The Meidam is a synthetic sow line which has some Meishan genes. Benefits of this line are that it is a Landrace type, very agile, easy manage and low maintenance (1.020 ton/sow). It also has a low replacement rate, gentle mothers with predominantl . . .
The new Teagasc (Government) Research and Development farm was stocked with 200 Hermitage F1 gilts. Farrowing began in June 2016 with an average farrowing rate of 96.89 and a BA of 13.8. Hermitage staff organised the quarantine and inseminated the . . .