Møllevang, one of Denmark’s leading pig breeding companies, and PIC, the global leader in swine genetics, are pleased to announce that, effective today, the two companies have entered into a strategic relationship. products, such as its leading PIC408 Pietrain. PIC will also offer producers in various geographies outside Denmark access to Møllevang products. The Møllevang nucleus and multiplication farms will further strengthen the availability of breeding stock in Europe.
Consistent with past practice, Møllevang and PIC will focus on further acceleration of the rate of genetic improvement. Genetic gain can be accomplished by expanding population size and genetic diversity, by investing in data capture to increase selection accuracy, and by reducing the generation interval. The relationship provides the parties with expanded opportunities to accelerate product improvement.
Lastly, Danish producers will benefit from PIC’s expertise in genetic improvement and services focused on maximizing value for pig producers. Møllevang will be the exclusive distributor of PIC products in Denmark and Møllevang customers will have access to PIC’s global technical services team that supports producers in realizing the genetic potential on their farms.
“This is an exciting moment for Møllevang” says Niels Pedersen, CEO of Møllevang. “PIC’s technological leadership and global scale is a complementary fit for Møllevang. Together, we can offer our customers access to the highest quality breeding stock and technical services.”
Bill Christianson, COO of PIC adds: “We look forward to work with Møllevang to grow our presence in Denmark, strengthen the supply chain, and further accelerate genetic gain to make the world’s best pig. Our goal is to make PIC and Møllevang customers the most successful producers in the world.”
July 2, 2018 - PIC