Elite Sires Dam Line Breeds

DanBred Landrace

The DanBred Landrace is one of the two Dam Line breeds used in the Danish crossbreeding programme to produce the most productive commercial F1 gilt in the world.

The Landrace is also used in conjunction with the DanBred Yorkshire in on farm Criss Cross breeding programmes delivering exceptional results.

However, it’s not all about the breeding!

Along with her much heralded breeding efficiency the Landrace also possess great growth and feed efficiency qualities plus exceptional carcass traits delivering benefits for the end product.

Excellent lifetime female fertility
Large litters
Innate mothering ability
Top quality carcass traits
Excellent leg strength
DanBred Yorkshire

The DanBred Yorkshire is a more commonly known as the Large White in the UK and has of course exactly the same heritage.

The Yorkshire is the second of the two Dam Line breeds used in the Danish crossbreeding programme to produce the most productive commercial F1 gilt in the world.

The Yorkshire is also used in conjunction with the DanBred Landrace in on farm Criss Cross breeding programmes delivering exceptional results.

However, it’s not all about the breeding!

The Yorkshire possess exceptional growth, feed efficiency, meat yield and meat quality to a level that suggests it can be considered as a terminal sire for finished pig production in its own right!

Excellent lifetime female fertility
Large litters
Innate mothering ability
Terminal sire standards for growth, feed efficiency and carcass yield
Excellent conformation
“Elite Sires and DanBred genetics have transformed my business over the last three years. Having a closed herd, criss crossing DanBred Dam Line Landrace and Large White has not only improved the numbers produced but also the quality of the sow herd; it’s the best it’s ever been.”
James Sanderson – North Yorkshire

Elite Sires Terminal Sire Line Breeds

DanBred Duroc

The DanBred Duroc originates from North America and for well over 30 years has been exposed to the DanBred breeding programme.

Through the decades of focused selection on the single breed, the DanBred Duroc now delivers incredible growth rates and feed efficiency.

It’s unrivalled growth characteristics allows high slaughter weights to be achieved efficiently and quickly, while meeting the grading requirements of your contract.

However, it’s not all about growth and efficiency!

The DanBred Duroc has been bred to be highly social, docile and non-aggressive to one another making them easy to handle and work with.

As a consequence of these traits, animal welfare is improved.

The breed produces superb carcasses delivering exceptional meat quality: pH, colour and high intramuscular fat content all lead to a great eating experience.

The DanBred Duroc Terminal Sire Offers:

Exceptional uniform growth and feed efficiency
Low levels of aggression
Increased animal welfare
Terrific carcass yield & grading at high weights
Excellent meat and eating quality
Eskebjerg Piétrain

The Eskebjerg Piétrain is an exciting introduction to the UK market by Elite Sires.

This sire has been sourced from German Piétrain Denmark, part of the much larger German Piétrain breeding programme.  This breeding system boasts the largest and most innovative purebred Piétrain breeding population in the world.

The Eskebjerg Piétrain has the growth performance and feed efficiency traits which make him a real challenger to the Danish Duroc for top spot!

Bred to acheive high slaughter weights, progeny of this sire will perform well  up to 125kg live.

However, it’s not all about growth and efficiency!

The progeny of this sire are extremely vigorous with the get up and go right from birth.  They are also very robust enabling them to take on the challenge of weaning extremely well.

Additionally, great value is placed on low heredity of unwanted genetic anomolies which can cause expensive problems on the farm.

The Eskebjerg Piétrain Terminal Sire offers:

 

Excellent growth and feed utilisation
Lean carcasses of exceptional conformation
Increased KO%
Terrific vigour, robustness and stress free
Efficient in every aspect
“The Duroc Terminal Sire Line produces a very uniform, fast growing slaughter animal that conforms to the grading contract specification. It really pushes boundaries on growth rates especially over 100kg! I happily recommend Elite Sires as the supplier of these genetics and look forward to the future.”
James Sanderson – North Yorkshire