Breeding pigs with a long history

Pig

About ACT

ACT (Avlscenter Trekanten) is a family-owned company specialised in the production of breeding pigs. Over the years, several farms have been acquired to optimise the operation of the farm business. The first family-owned farm was acquired in 1985 by the Skou Hansen family. Since then, the modernisation and optimisation of the production facilities have been an ongoing process. The latest change includes the installation of UV lighting of air moved by the ventilation to minimise the risk of airborne diseases.

Breeding with two breeds

The first multiplier farm had Yorkshire, but Duroc was subsequently acquired, so the breeding at ACT now includes two breeds. ACT has obtained a lot of experience from the many years of work with the breeding and multiplier farms. The quality of the breeding pigs reflects this experience as the customers recognise the ACT breeding pigs for a very high return on investment. Today ACT cooperates with Danish Genetics, recognised by many to have the most innovative breeding programme globally.

Own production of cereals

After acquiring the farm Nedergård with 20 hectares, further acquisitions have increased the ownership to 1100 hectares of efficient plant production. The land provides a stable supply of quality cereals every year to the home-mixed feed for the breeding pigs.

 

Danish and foreign customers

Today, the sales of breeding pigs from ACT allocate to both Danish and foreign customers in many countries. The superior productivity combined with solid customer relationships increases the expectations for continuous growing sales.

Below, you can find in chronological order some of the milestones in the history of ACT.

Avlscenter Trekanten throughout time

Pig

1985

Nedergård inherited by the family Skou Hansen

Acquisition of Nedergård by Anne and Kai Skou Hansen. The family establishes a pig farm with 80 sows and 20 hectares of land.

1985

1995

Nedergård grows

Nedergård expands several times. In the mid-90s, the farm has 400 sows.

1995

2003

Acquisition of Stendalgård

2003

2005

Additionally 800 sows

The construction of housing facilities for 800 multiplier sows at Stendalgård

2005

2006

Culling of Nedergård sows

After culling of the Nedergård sows in 2006, a multiplier unit with 300 sows is established.

2006

2008

Acquisition of Lykkeskovgård

In 2008 Lykkeskovgård was acquired. The farm has 300 Holstein dairy cows

2008

2010

Optimisation of the
breeding herd

September 2010, additionally 160 Yorkshire breeding sows are acquired. At Stendalgård, the best performing sows are transferred to the breeding system

2010

2012

Ownership change

The son Jørgen and daughter Louise take over the ownership of the business. At the same time, the renaming of the company to ”Avlscenter Trekanten I/S” (Triangle Breeding Centre I/S) takes place

2012

2014

Yet another construction

In 2014 the construction of a new big building for sows

2014

2015

Inauguration of the new construction

The minister of Agriculture, Eva Kjer Hansen, participates in the inauguration of the new building.

2015

2015

The most significant individual order so far

2015

2016

The new stables at Lykkeskovgård will be taken into use

The newly constructed buildings at Lykkeskovgård are now fully occupied with pigs. All sows are loose-housed. 

The 300 Holstein dairy cow herd ceases, and ACT focuses only on breeding pigs.

2016

2018

Danish Genetics

ACT enters a partnership with Danish Genetics

2018

2018

Smakkerup

In cooperation, ACT and Breeding Center Kauergaard close the acquisition of the breeding herd Smakkerup on Sealand with 300 Duroc sows

2018

2019

Ålemarksgyden

In April 2019, the acquisition of 1000 sows belonging to the multiplier farm Ålemarksgyden closed.

2019