The Pig Breeders’ Society of South Africa (PBS) functions to ensure that breeders have one voice in complying with the legislation contained in the Livestock Development Act of South Africa.
To deliver services to increase the profitability of the pig farmers of South Africa.
- To promote and encourage the breeding and genetic improvement of pigs in the RSA and to maintain purity of the various pig breeds and generally foster the industry’s interests
- To maintain an open channel with the Registrar’s office for the correct and legal importation of pig genetics to South Africa
- To ensure the accuracy of all records of pedigrees, performance and other particulars of animals registered for registration in the herd book
- If deemed necessary by the Council, to apply for a “Standard of Excellence” and other minimum standards drawn up as a prerequisite for the registration of pigs and importation of pig genetics
- To encourage the expansion of pig breeding by means of promotions, marketing campaigns, and sales
- To promote participation of animals at shows and industry events
- To ensure that pig breeding in South Africa is done in a humane and welfare friendly manner
- To ensure that pig breeding in South Africa is done in a responsible manner as pertains to pig health and bio-security
- To ensure that pig breeding in South Africa complies with and facilitates pork marketing initiatives as undertaken by the South African Pork Producers Organisation (SAPPO). This includes pig breeding in accordance with public interest and best practices.
Genetic comparisons between stud pig herds call for total procedural and judicial responsibility as wrong decisions may have serious genetic and economic implications for individual studs and the industry as a whole. The PBS therefore has a responsibility to serve the best interests of the pig farmers of South Africa by carrying out its above objectives.
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