History

The story about Piétrain

The Piétrain swine originated in the 1920s from an art of Belgian landrace pig, which was crossbred with different precocious breeds.

The name derives from the village of Piétrain in the province of Brabant, where only one breeder kept this breed.

At the end of the 1950s, the first Piétrain pigs were imported into the Federal Republic of Germany.

As paternal breed the Piétrain is of great importance for the production of finishers, and it’s used in almost all breeding programs for finishers.

Our Story

The story of German Piétrain - Denmark began late 2015 and was fulfilled in 2016. Our goal was to create a farm, which was absolutely free from diseases and with the highest health status of German Piétrain.

In cooperation with German Piétrain in Germany we imported 43 pregnant female animals. We performed caesarian section in the quarantine stables, which are located on the island of Taasinge in southern Denmark. Here they were transported to the farm Eskebjerg, where we had some nursing sows taking care of all the newborn piglets from German Piétrain.

And progress

In this way we could skip a lot of diseases, which were connected to the German Piétrain farms in Germany. We bought some breeding LY animals from a very healthy Danbred farm.

The caesarian sections took place in the beginning of April and late April/beginning of May 2016.

After the caesarian sections we took a lot of blood samples and other samples in order to confirm that the farm is free from diseases. We are connected to the Danish SPF system and we follow the health status in our farm.

Timeline

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Head Office Opening Hours

Office Opening Hours
Monday - Thursday    : 7.30 - 16.00
Friday                       : 7.30 - 14.30
Saturday & Sunday    : Closed
Time zone                 : GMT +1

   

 

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T +45 2167 7194
Email: info@pietrain-denmark.com

PIÉTRAIN DENMARK
Ørbækvej 276, DK-Odense SØ

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