Total Swine Genetics: Ontario's Premier Boar Stud

Genetics Suppliers - Terminal

AlphaGene is the swine genetics division of Olymel, a leader in the production, transformation and the distribution of meat derived from pigs and poultry.

AlphaGene's objective is to support Canadian swine producers from insemination to the sale of livestock. Throughout the breeding process, AlphaGene teams up with producers to maximize their success, both as breeders and as entrepreneurs.

Alliance Genetics CanadaAlliance Genetics Canada terminal Duroc lines are durable and vigorous. They produce high indexing market hogs that are lean, fast growing and feed efficient. The Duroc provides maximum hybrid vigour when crossed with F1 York- Landrace gilts, delivering a positive effect on growth rate, viability and disease resistance. Progeny of our Duroc sires provide:
  • Very fast growth
  • Excellent feed conversion
  • High lean yields
  • Best carcass traits
  • Excellent marbling
  • Most flavourful pork

Alliance Genetics Canada's Duroc product line up includes:

  • AGC Meat Maker - Vigorous, heavily muscled, big loins, feed efficient
  • AGC Feed Saver - Lean, fast growing and feed efficient Other Semen
  • AGC Prime Duroc - All around strong terminal sire


DNA Genetics
Best People. Best Pig. Best Genetic Option.

DNA Genetics provides superior maternal and terminal lines that thrive in North America's commercial production setting and marketplace.
  • Most widely used terminal boar line in North America - the Line 600 Duroc boar.
  • Largest purebred Duroc nucleus herd in the world, resulting in more than 16,000 Duroc boars being individually performance tested every year.
  • Gene transfer centers stocked with boars directly from nucleus farms, not boar multipliers. Direct from nucleus means a decrease in genetic lag by 1.5 generations.
  • Elite terminal boar line option
  • Committed to having the lowest generation interval in the industry, which means faster genetic progress. Then passing the genetic improvements on to producers as quickly as possible. This is accomplished through rigorous, continuous improvement.
  • Post-Cervical Artificial Insemination (PCAI) is available which offers many benefits such as: improved safety, labor and time savings, fewer sperm cells for lower cost of goods, and higher-indexing boars to be spread across more sows. On-farm training is available for producers who implement PCAI.

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Genesus Genetics is the world leader in hyper prolific gilts being produced from the largest registered purebred herd in the world. Our teams of geneticists and meat scientists have been the back bone that has allowed hundreds of our customers to produce more than 25 Pigs Weaned per Sow in a calendar year and put our top herds over 30 PWSY. Our sire line genetics are based on science and data that transfers into real results for you, our customer.

  • Genesus has the largest independent registered purebred swine herd in the world
  • Genesus registers 40.5% of all registered purebred breeding stock in Canada
  • Genesus nucleus primary genetics consist of registered Yorkshire, Landrace and Duroc
  • Genesus swine health is excellent, meeting and exceeding all veterinarian and export-import demands
  • Genesus has and is spending millions of dollars in Genetic Improvement, Scientific Research and Development
  • Genesus has four geneticists managing and providing expertise
  • Genesus maternal lines have proven excellence at the commercial level. Genesus customers have more herds over 30 pigs and 25 pigs weaned in customer percentage than any other Genetic company
  • The Genesus Duroc Terminal Sire has dominated in independent studies on growth rate, feed conversion and carcass characteristics. Genesus market hogs have high packer acceptance
  • Genesus since 1998 has analyzed thousands of terminal sire lines for all carcass qualities. These weekly tests include Backfat, loin, pH, color, tenderness, intramuscular fat, primal weights, etc. We are aware of no other genetic company that has, for over a decade, tested such carcass characteristics
  • The Genesus multiplication system provides high volumes of high health gilts
  • Artificial Insemination studs located throughout North America provide the same day delivery of Genesus terminal and maternal semen
  • Genesus has export expertise, having sent thousands of breeding stock by land and air with great success
  • Genesus is owned and operated by the principals of the company. Genesus personnel are dedicated professionals with the swine industry.


Superior Sires Designed for a Purpose

In our quest for industry-leading genetics of superior quality, we individually test thousands of boars annually.

We are continually enhancing the strength of our current lines through development of truly differentiated sire lines, ensuring efficient, high-quality pork production and the ability to provide the packer with a premium product.

The choice of a sire line is critical to the performance levels achieved by a pork production system.

Hypor lines offer choices tailored to production challenges.

Progeny from all sire lines excel in growth rate and feed conversion relative to industry standards.

Carcass traits such as grading lean yield and carcass index are higher than industry averages.

At TSG Hypor is offering the Shade Oak Duroc, known for their strong performance in hog finishing operations, and their exceptional meat quality. By using only pure Durocs, our customers get the full advantage of these important traits. No watering it down with the use of cross bred, hybrid or synthetic lines. Shade Oak has an excellent reputation for delivering top quality and real value to its customers.

Hog performance and carcass quality are the most consistent and uniform available today. Hypor's Shade Oak Duroc can be purchased through:

Select Pool
These are all boars that have tested in the top 10% of their contemporary group in Shade Oak Swine's extensive genetic evaluation program. They have been tested and selected for average daily gain and feed conversion from 80 to 120 kg live weight, ensuring their offspring can grow to a heavy weight quickly and efficiently. Back fat, loin depth and lean yield are excellent, returning top premiums at many packing plants.

Premium Pool
Only the top 5% of all boars tested at Shade Oak make it into this pool. They are the very best for growth rate and feed conversion, and possess excellent carcass characteristics. This pool is ideal for the producer who has the facilities, nutrition and management that will allow their hogs to meet the superior genetic potential inherent in these elite sires.

Custom Sire Selection

Every Shade Oak Duroc boar at TSG has a complete test record which allows us to evaluate the genetic value of every sire for each trait. TSG allows and encourages customers to use this data to select a pool of boars based on their own specific needs. First we analyze the maternal base that the semen will be used on and the carcass requirements of the processor that the hogs are destined for, then we select the sires that will most closely fit your needs. There are hundreds from which to choose. Our knowledgeable staff is available to assist in this process. This is the most comprehensive planned mating service available in the industry today. Many of our customers have seen their returns increase significantly as a result of using Custom Sire Selection. Contact Arnold Ypma today for more details!

Topigs Norsvin is "THE WORLD'S MOST INNOVATIVE SWINE GENETICS COMPANY". Located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Topigs Norsvin Canada Canadian is a wholly owned subsidiary of Topigs Norsvin, headquartered in The Netherlands. Manitoba, Canada is home to two Genetic Nucleus farms of Topigs Norsvin. These farms participate with many other International Genetic Nucleus herds in the Topigs Norsvin program worldwide. Topigs Norsvin has both nucleus and multiplication units located throughout Canada.

Topigs Norsvin supplies North America with high health, genetically stress free stock. Consumer focused, long term selection for meat quality has resulted in a stress free animal, with the desired carcass traits and exceptional meat quality that today's packer and customer demand. Topigs Norsvin breeding stock provides excellent production and superior growth and feed efficiency from a user-friendly animal.

Balanced breeding

Our starting point in breeding is the animal. The Topigs Norsvin pig must remain robust and easy to handle; it must maintain balance while the improvement of a trait must not lead to problems in the pig's other traits. An example of balanced breeding is our focus on piglet vitality. In breeding vital piglets, piglet mortality has not increased even though the number of live-born piglets per litter has increased strongly over the past few years.

Service and Knowledge

Topigs Norsvin develops and markets both genetics and know how. Topigs Norsvin customers are supported by a team of specialists in the area of breeding, nutrition, health and carcass quality. A wealth of knowledge in combination with practical experience is available to all customers, forming a sound basis for your successful operation.
With production & sales of more than 1.55 million crossbred gilts and over 8 million doses of semen per year, Topigs Norsvin is one of the biggest swine genetics suppliers in the world. Each year more than 90 million slaughter pigs are produced with Topigs Norsvin genetics.

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