Hypor Magnus earns top marks in Hickory Ridge Trial


Best pork; lowest cost. In any recipe for Total System Profitability, those are key ingredients. That may
explain why the Hypor Magnus stole the show in a recent terminal sire trial at Hickory Ridge Research
and Consulting against our biggest global competitor when it comes to the sire line.

Converting less into more
When it comes to the keys for successful pork production, feed conversion is king. Feed accounts for
70 per cent of production costs, and the Hypor Magnus is the best. In the Hickory Ridge Trial, the two
lines had a similar average daily gain (ADG), but the similarities ended there. The Magnus achieved
that gain with a lower average daily feed intake, resulting in a lower feed conversion ratio. This is a
significant step in the dynamic pork business, where producers seek every edge they can get. As you
seek to compete on a global scale, improving feed conversion makes all the difference in the world.

Subtracting fat and adding value
Another area where the Hypor Magnus excelled in the trial was leanness. Though carcass weight was
comparable to Competitor X, the Hypor Magnus had less backfat, making the carcass more valuable to
the slaughterhouse and the producer.

Topping up your bottom line
The Hypor Magnus showed off its strong qualities in the trial, but for producers and processors, it’s all
about the numbers, and that’s where this sire line really shines. It starts in the barn with lower feed
intake and competitive growth, which led to average savings in the trial of $3.52 CDN (€2.93) per pig.
And it continues at the slaughterhouse, where the leanness of the Hypor Magnus brought an extra
$8.32 CDN (€5.62) per pig. Through lower input costs and higher output at the plant, the Magnus puts
more money in producer pockets.

Excelling at every stage, in every way
To be part of the Hypor family, you must deliver total system profitability, and as the trial results
showed, the Magnus fits right in. “At every part of the process from barn to store shelf, the Magnus makes you money,” said Dr. Emily Miller, product manager with Hypor. “Lower costs help the
producer, and higher meat quality helps the processor or slaughterhouse.”

Going faster and farther
This may have been one trial, but it’s also part of a pattern for Hypor and their customers. As Dr. Miller
points out, “Hypor has been making faster genetic progress over the last few years and beating the
competition in a number of trials. We seem better able to select the elite, high performing animals
with superior meat quality, which explains why our customer base is growing.”

For the Magnus, this trial showed that it continues to improve, and the data confirms to Hypor’s geneticists that they’re on the right track. In an industry where there’s always an appetite for “more” and “better”, the Hypor Magnus has the key ingredients: better feed conversion, leaner carcasses, higher quality and lower costs. Now THAT’S a recipe for success.


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