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Canadian Duroc


The Canadian Duroc is used as a terminal line to produce market hogs with consistently high quality meat and carcasses.

Progeny from Duroc sired pigs have a high percentage of lean meat and superior meat quality characteristics including color and marbling. Maximum hybrid vigour is achieved when Duroc boars are crossed with the Canadian F1 Yorkshire X Landrace female line producing positive results in various traits, including growth and viability. This cross also produces highly uniform progeny, ideal for the grower finisher barn and slaughterhouse. The Canadian Duroc is very efficient at converting feed to meat, with excellent growth rates up to heavier weights than other terminal lines. Due to feed costs being so high, we started using the FIRE (Feed Intake Recording Equipment) feeders in 1998 to measure feed intake and accurately calculating individual growth rates. From this valuable data, we have been able to make huge genetic progress in feed efficiency and are a decade ahead of the competition in feed efficiency. Other Duroc, Pietran and synthetic lines cannot match the growth rates and feed conversion of our Duroc.

The Canadian Duroc is also exceptionally adaptable to all types of environmental conditions. Studies have proven that the Duroc breed produces the best carcasses in today's pork production industry. It is the most popular terminal line in the Canadian breeding program today and a key ingredient in Canada's very successful pork export sales. Many of the Duroc breeding lines found in the leading pork exporting countries such as the USA, Australia, and Denmark originate from Canada and were exported by Donaldson International.
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Telephone: (519) 462-2401
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