History of the NPIP

The National Pig Improvement Program (NPIP) was established by the Queensland Department of Primary Industries in 1995 a means of evaluating and promoting genetic improvement in economically important traits.

In 1998, over 24,000 new performance records of pigs were collated and analysed using their own performance records and those from their parents to produce estimated breeding values (EBVs).

In 2001, the NPIP service was transferred to the Animal Genetics Breeding Unit (Armidale) with financial support for development provided by Australian Pork Limited until 2006.