Ontario Swine Improvement (OSI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing swine improvement and genetic products, programs, information and expertise. Our goal is to help both purebred breeders and commercial swine producers achieve competitive advantages and excellence in the global market place through genetic improvement and superior marketing.

OSI has a strong work relationship with its national partner, the Canadian Centre for Swine Improvement (CCSI). The Ontario Swine Improvement Program (OSIP) follows the national testing guidelines and meets technical standards established by CCSI.

OSI Programs and Services

  • Ontario Swine Improvement Program (OSIP) –
    genetic improvement monitoring and analysis in conjunction with the Canadian Centre for Swine Improvement (CCSI).
  • OSI Swine AI Unit – semen and related products and services.
  • Genetic programs and brand marketing strategies.
  • Custom breeding and selection programs.
  • Planned mating programs.
  • Ultrasound services including replacement gilt and sow condition probing.
  • Management of grading data.
  • Annual herd performance analysis and reports.
  • Nucleus herd management– breeding and selectionprogram.
  • Carcass quality analysis.
  • On-farm herd management expertise.
  • Training, consultation and problem solving -genetics, breeding, AI,carcass evaluation and data management.
  • Benchmarking – focused on variable costs, production traits and carcass traits.
  • Extensive advisory network– swine geneticists and technical experts.
  • Partnerships/alliances with industry organizations and research to benefit our clients