Breeding pigs with a long history
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
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.
Nedergård expands several times. In the mid-90s, the farm has 400 sows.
Acquisition of Stendalgård
Additionally 800 sows
The construction of housing facilities for 800 multiplier sows at Stendalgård
Culling of Nedergård sows
After culling of the Nedergård sows in 2006, a multiplier unit with 300 sows is established.
Acquisition of Lykkeskovgård
In 2008 Lykkeskovgård was acquired. The farm has 300 Holstein dairy cows
Optimisation of the
September 2010, additionally 160 Yorkshire breeding sows are acquired. At Stendalgård, the best performing sows are transferred to the breeding system
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
Yet another construction
In 2014 the construction of a new big building for sows
Inauguration of the new construction
The minister of Agriculture, Eva Kjer Hansen, participates in the inauguration of the new building.
The most significant individual order so far
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.
ACT enters a partnership with Danish Genetics
In cooperation, ACT and Breeding Center Kauergaard close the acquisition of the breeding herd Smakkerup on Sealand with 300 Duroc sows
In April 2019, the acquisition of 1000 sows belonging to the multiplier farm Ålemarksgyden closed.