Welcome to Rattlerow Farms

Rattlerow Farms is one of the largest and longest established, privately owned and entirely independent pig genetics businesses in Europe.

Since 1954 Rattlerow has continually invested in its genetic and high health programmes, making significant economic advances for its producers, processors and retail customers within the global pork market. Rattlerow combines quantitative sciences and biotechnology, in a balanced approach to pig development.

Through its owned nucleus and multiplication farms and licensed boar studs, Rattlerow and its sister companies Rattlerow Seghers and Gentec, are able to supply a wide range of genetically advanced sire and dam lines that will add value to each level of the pigmeat supply chain.

If you would like to share in our passion for pigs then contact us to see what we can do for you.


When degrees hit extremes, 360 degrees prove an asset outdoors Producers farrowing their outdoor sows in the award-winning Rattlerow-designed Aardvark say they appear to cope better with extreme temperatures than those nursing litters in more traditional type accommodation.   During recent heat waves in June and July, some units reported internal temperatures inside traditional arks to be in…

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Independence an advantage for RF’s  AI business Sales are soaring at Klasse, the Rattlerow-owned AI business. The addition of DanAvl lines to the comprehensive range of Rattlerow genotypes standing at stud is attracting considerable interest and AI sales are on the increase from new and existing customers. Producers have welcomed the ‘one-stop-shop’ approach Klasse is taking with…

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With excellent conformation and a strong robust frame the latest addition to Rattlerow’s nucleus stands out from the herd.   Meet Hamlet, aka Gertrude, an exquisite one-off sculpture that has helped raise more than £200,000 for charity and is now the centre piece of HQ’s new conference and visitors reception. The life-sized art form was part of ‘Pigs…

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Team spirit, proactive health control and stringent sow management earns Lincolnshire unit a top accolade National Pig Awards Unit Manager of the Year 2016 Gareth Virgo manages JE Porters 620-sow breeding and finishing herd near Navenby, Lincolnshire. He joined the team four years ago and has been instrumental in re-shaping the business from an average performing…

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