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ILVO Press Release - Friday, January 5, 2018

ILVO named coordinator of the independent testing for boars in Flanders pig farming

At the end of 2017, the pig and pork organizations reached an agreement about independent testing for Belgian boars.

partners testing

The General Farmers Union (ABS), the Farmers Union (BB), the Federation for Belgian Meat (FEBEV) and the Interprofessional Union for Belgian Meat (IVB) all signed an interprofessional agreement where ILVO has been assigned the coordinator role in the testing. The goal of the four partners is that the sow and meat pig farmers can make an objective evaluation of the genetics that are best for their farm, based on the performances of the offspring and the tested boars. The first results will be published starting this spring at

For more information, contact:

Alice Van den Broeke, Testing Coordinator:, +32 9 272 26 57
Greet Riebbels, ILVO Communication:, +32486 26 00 14