TOPIGS believes in sustainability. This means that TOPIGS animals are robust and produce robust progeny. TOPIGS takes the biology of the pig into account. We define this as “balanced breeding”, an advanced and sophisticated approach to breeding that results in a pig capable of healthy and efficient high-level production under a wide range of farm conditions.
Piglet survival is a good example of balanced breeding. Besides successful breeding for big litters, TOPIGS also breeds for vital pigs and mothering abilities. In recent years the litter size has grown substantially without an associated increase in pre weaning mortality. Not only does this make piglet production more efficient, but it also lowers labor costs and veterinarian costs and contributes to improved animal welfare.
TOPIGS works according to the Efabar code of conduct. This European code of conduct contains rules about sustainability. By adhering to the code, TOPIGS demonstrates its commitment to the issue of sustainability and ensures that issues such as food safety, the environment, genetic diversity, animal health and animal welfare are taken into account during its pig-breeding programs. The code also includes a section about ethics and transparency and TOPIGS compliance with this underscores its accountability to the public and to our planet.