The PIC Camborough®

The Camborough® is a robust, more efficient sow with fewer non-productive days than competitor sows because she can be bred earlier, has higher farrowing rates and breeds back more quickly.

Strengthening the Camborough®’s genetic nature has been our focus for more than 60 years. PIC’s culture of innovation and continuous improvement means the Camborough® is always selected with industry-leading technologies, like digital phenotyping, MaternalGNX insights and PIC-exclusive estimated breeding values (EBVs). The care and precision that go into solving industry challenges take time, but the results speak for themselves.

The Camborough®’s improved genetic nature means she will stay in your herd longer, while nurturing large litters of high-quality pigs. See for yourself.

Year over year improvement in pigs weaned per sow per year, pigs marketed per sow per year, pounds weaned per sow per year, pounds marketed per sow per year, pre-wean mortality rate.
The Camborough's pigs weaned per sow per year and farrowing rate percentage are both higher than the national average.

* Production analysis summary for U.S. pork industry: 2018-2022 by MetaFarms for the National Pork Board.

Advancements in genetic potential

The Camborough’s genetics include industry-leading estimated breeding values (EBVs) unlike anyone else in the market to improve sow longevity — feet and leg soundness, reproductive success, and pelvic organ prolapse risk liability. Our EBVs are supported by more data points that are both accurate and unique.

Investments in digital phenotyping for objective feet and leg soundness and added real-world data captured in commercial environments through Maternal GNX have allowed PIC to increase genetic progress and sow robustness.

Because of our Maternal GNX program, we have more trait data on more pigs in more environments than anyone else, which means more realized genetic improvement year-over-year for your Camborough®

This increased longevity and robustness extends to her progeny. Larger litter sizes used to mean lighter and less-viable piglets, but not with the Camborough®. She has more piglets at a heavier weight, which have the genetic potential for greater pre-wean survival than in the past.

How does she do it? By combining robust phenotypic data on piglet birth weights and pre-wean survivability with relationship-based genomics, PIC has improved genetic progress by 30-35%.

This graph shows how larger litter sizes used to mean lighter, less-viable piglets, but the curve has bent and birth weight has increased along with total born.
This graph shows the upward genetic trend for total born and pre-wean survival of piglets.

** PIC data, 2010-2023

Genetics supported by world-leading technical expertise

PIC provides tools, expertise and support to maximize the Camborough’s lifetime performance. Learn more from these resources on achieving a PIC animal’s full genetic potential.

Through innovative research and commitment to customers, PIC has never stopped improving the genetic potential of the Camborough® and never will.

How does PIC continually improve the genetic nature of the Camborough®?