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TopGen Swine

Topgen Swine, the breeding division of Donaldson International was established in 1996 to meet the growing demand for swine exports. This demand is due to the dissatisfaction of the slaughter houses and commercial producers in both genetic performance and carcass quality from the large breeding companies worldwide. Topgen Swine has fulfilled its promise delivering vast improvements over the breeding companies in areas such as: Leanness, uniformity, performance, health, ruggedness and especially carcass quality.

Topgen Swine has two GGP nucleus herds consisting of Yorkshire, Landrace and Duroc. A multiplier herd has also been established to produce F1 gilts to supply the competitive and highly standardized Canadian swine industry.

Topgen Swine is a member of Alliance Genetics Canada. This is a group of 13 purebred swine breeders in Ontario with over 8000 purebred GGP and GP sows. The group of breeders collectively work together by sharing genetics by putting the top identified boars into Ontario's largest AI unit. The strength of the alliance is the volume of animals that we test each year using BLUP technology through the Canadian Centre for Swine Improvement. We have made tremendous gains in genetic performance since the alliance was formed.

Topgen is monitoring its herd health by regular testing conducted by Provincial and Federal (CFIA) Veterinarians, to ensure that it maintains one of the highest health statuses in Canada. This superior health status allows Topgen to export to countries with the strictest health requirements in the world.
The nucleus herds are enrolled on the national genetic evaluation program, administered by the Canadian Centre for Swine improvement (CCSI). Using the BLUP technology, from this third party organization, we have been able to make significant improvements in growth rate, lean yield, loin depth, intramuscular fat, feed efficiency, and sow productivity, unmatched by any other supplier in the world.

Following the Topgen breeding program, and using the Duroc, producers will gain maximum hybrid vigour, when crossing with a F1 York X Land female. The Duroc sire line brings to the package excellent intramuscular fat, lower drip loss and a more attractive meat colour, not to mention maximum uniformity, ruggedness and growth rate. This entire genetic package is free from the PSS and RN genotypes.
Topgen is in the top 10% of Canadian genetics and you can find Topgen boars in AI units across Canada, USA, Taiwan, Austria, Germany, Russia, China, Estonia and all other parts of the world.
If you are looking for family raised purebred animals that have been genetically improved over the past 100 years, animals with an official pedigree with no secrets and nothing to hide, no contracts with royalty fees, then look no further. We have some of the world's best swine genetics right here, and they are only getting better!


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Donaldson International Inc.
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Telephone: (519) 462-2401
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Website: www.donaldsoninternational.ca