SEGES Danish Pig Research Centre is a research institution that develops tools and solutions to enable pig producers achieve good productivity and profitability. We employ a wide range of experts in all aspects of pig production, including nutrition, welfare, health, breeding, the environment and the design of pig housing. Our experts undertake more than 100 trials and experiments every year. Our results and publications are shared with Danish pig producers through various media and are presented at conferences around the world.
As a part of SEGES, the Danish Pig Research Centre also incorporates the renowned breeding system, DanBred, and its research and development facilities. SEGES Danish Pig Research Centre owns 51% of DanBred and, among other things, our talented geneticists are strongly focused on the pig’s well-being and conformation.
Our research and the work we carry out are the main reasons why Denmark’s
pig producers rank among the top three countries with the lowest production costs.
But one thing is certain: working with pig production is a never-ending journey. The world is constantly changing – and this applies to our consumers, those involved in pig production, its related technology and, of course, the pigs themselves. Our aim is to ensure that we remain innovative, flexible and fleet of foot.
SEGES Danish Pig Research Centre is part of the Danish Agriculture and Food Council and is deeply rooted in the Danish cooperative movement: a system created by farmers for farmers. More than 100 years later, our organisation continues to be led by Danish farmers.
The Danish Agriculture and Food Council employs close to 1,000 people. Many have PhDs or other higher degrees within agriculture.