Camborough®: Unrivaled performance, achieved efficiently
The Camborough® has set the standard in sow performance since 1963. As the market leader in sow genetics, she is the ideal choice for producers looking for a low-maintenance, high-performing sow that yields uniform, heavy pigs.
The Camborough® creates value for every link in the pork chain, including:
• Lowest cost per weaned pig
• Contribution to high-performing progeny
• Ability to perform across multiple environments
The Camborough® is predictable and easy to manage, and 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
More productive days
The Camborough® reaches puberty younger and has a shorter wean to estrus interval (average of 5-7 days) for earlier breeding and faster rebreeding. As a result, the Camborough® drives sow herd efficiency with more productive days in her lifetime.
Lower feed cost
The Camborough® costs less to feed per pig weaned compared to competitor sows, indicating her superior feed efficiency. On average, she eats 100 kg less feed per year.
Strong mothering ability
The Camborough® has more teats to nurse pigs, reducing the need for fostering and extra labor needed to move and manage pigs. At PIC Elite Farms (genetic nucleus farms), 65% of gilts had 16+ functional teats in 2021, and this improvement in potential continues to be disseminated to local producers.
Contribution to high-performing progeny
More and stronger piglets ready to grow
PIC has improved birth weight and pre-wean survival, while litter size has grown as well. Industry research has shown that pigs born less than 0.9 kg are less viable, have a higher pre-wean mortality, and lower post-weaning performance. Over the last 5 years, the percent of pigs born below 0.9 kg has decreased by 6% points.
The Camborough® delivers stronger pigs that grow faster. This improvement is observed in day-to-day performance in PIC Elite Farms.
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Ability to perform across multiple environments
Through selection and testing strategies, feet and leg score throughout PIC Elite Farms have improved, resulting in maximized sow retention.
The Camborough® excels in various housing systems, with local producers achieving significantly better PSY compared to industry average and low sow mortalities.