Hypor Maxter, the fastest growing Piétrain globally, is now also outperforming top boars in carcass quality according to a recent trial at LWK Niedersachsen, Germany.
The 2015-2016 trial compared the average daily gain and slaughter performance of the Hypor Maxter to the PIC boar 408 and the BHZP db.77® boar.
Groups of 80 pigs from each boar were tested for carcass quality, such as drip loss, back fat, muscle depth and the overall meat percentage. The Hypor Maxter showed strong results in carcass performance and had the lowest drip loss of the three boars: Hypor Maxter had a 2.47 percent drip loss while the other boars had a drip loss of 3.80 percent and 2.80 percent respectively in the group housed pigs. A low drip loss is a low yield loss for the meat packer and high quality meat for the consumer.
In addition to grading high for carcass quality, the Hypor Maxter continues to outperform in daily gain. Hypor Maxter averaged a daily gain of 1,007 grams (2.22 pounds) compared to the other boars that averaged a daily gain of 941 grams (2.07 pounds) and 942grams (2.08 pounds) in the group housed pigs