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GP25 male, sire of PS Hyplus OPTIMA female
The GP25 male, sire of the PS Hyplus OPTIMA female, was one of the first lines to benefit from the selection work on disease resistance, and from the implementation of an innovative selection method: challenge selection. The distribution of the GP25 male since 2018 has thus contributed to reducing the appearance of infectious disorders on farms. The new PS Hyplus Optima female benefits directly from these qualities of resistance, transmitted by her father.
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New GP easy to handle, robust and efficient.
The GP OPTIMA female is the result of sharing the know-how of the Hypharm and Eurolap R&D teams, following the merger of our two companies. Our research, carried out in partnership with INRAE, concluded that the best approach would be to recreate lines with the end products: parental females, improved and well differentiated to meet our customers’ different expectations. Thanks to individual indexing of our animals and the latest technologies from our R&D platform, we have selected the best subjects from our genetic pool to offer you this new GP, which is easy to handle, robust and efficient.

Mickaël Maupin & Raphaël Robert, R&D engineers

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The PS Hyplus OPTIMA female inherited the challenge selection on resistance to infectious disorders from the GP25 male, but also all the sustainability work carried out on the GP OPTIMA female. This parental female was designed to respond to an actual cost reduction model, by optimising the sellable carcass kilos per AI. The common threads of this approach were the reduction in medication, animal welfare and breeder well-being. The results of our field trials confirmed the performance estimated in our genetic predictions. The PS Hyplus OPTIMA female is proof that the quest for performance does not exclude ease of handling and robustness.

Mickaël Maupin & Raphaël Robert, R&D engineers

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The GP Optima female, crossed with the NGPC male, produces the PS Hyla OPTIMA parental female.
This male from the new HYLA selection scheme was designed to retain the size of the HYLA parental female and provide her with additional robustness. Furthermore, the work carried out on the line provides PS Hyla OPTIMA females with good maternal qualities, with a homogeneity of the kits at weaning.

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The Hyla female was already known by breeders to be a heavy and robust female.
The Hyla female was already known by breeders to be a heavy and robust female, but somewhat lacking in fertility. This is why we took the opportunity to rework all of our female lines, to accelerate genetic progress on this latter point. In order to boost this fertility, we focused our selection trials on improving maternal aptitudes, in particular milk production and capacity. The cross between the NGPC male and the GP OPTIMA female, both from our new selection scheme, combines the historical morphological criteria of the Hyla female with improved performance criteria. The Hyla OPTIMA female is therefore entirely in line with this search for a balance between performance, ease of handling and robustness, the three pillars of SUSTAINABILITY.
Mickaël Maupin & Raphaël Robert R&D ENGINEERS
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With my new GP female, the daily management is identical to that of the parental females, but she is much simpler to handle.

The maternal and milking characteristics of the GP OPTIMA female have also enabled me to improve the weaning weight. As a result, I produce more PS / AI.

Dominique Blouin (49)

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The PS 59 male is a parental male from giant white races.

Its selection is based on its slaughter weight at between 70 and 91 days, on the consumption index and viability in breeding and, mainly, on the maximisation of its carcass yield, measured since 1987. These selection efforts make it the best candidate to improve the value of the end product.

 

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With the coloured PS 119 male, 100% of the meat rabbits obtained are coloured and have black eyes.

These characteristics make it possible to meet the various specifications for the production of coloured rabbits. In addition, this male is selected on the consumption index and viability in breeding, and also on the quality of the carcasses.

 

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The PS 40 terminal male is the result of a direct cross between the meat lines HYPLUS 39 and 59.

This hybrid male combines the weight and yield qualities of its sire lines to allow earlier slaughter (63-65 days), while maintaining a high selling weight and carcass yield.

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