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50 million pigs in Pigbase

Pigbase, Topigs Norsvin’s breeding database, now contains data from more than 50 million breeding pigs.
The 50 millionth pig in Pigbase, a Z-line female that was named Mitzi, was born in February at the sub
nucleus farm of Snider Farms in Michigan, USA. The Z-line is one of the lines that are the basis for the TN70
sow.

Pigbase links the Topigs Norsvin breeding farms with each other, thus creating a single large population of
breeding pigs. This makes it possible to achieve high genetic progress and rapidly disseminate this around
the world to our customers. Pigbase contains pig data gathered at nucleus farms, commercial farms, and
slaughterhouses. It also contains genomic data and data gathered from cut-out sessions, CT scans, and
other innovative measuring protocols used in our breeding program and research.

Click here to learn more about Pigbase.

Pigbase infographic
We made an infographic explaining Pigbase. This infographic contains the sources of data that are used in the system and also some interesting key figures that show how unique and comprehensive our breeding data base is.

Download the Pigbase infographic (PDF)

Brent McGhan (left) and John Guikema of Snider Farms with Mitzi the 50th million pig in Pigbase.

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