Breeder and Distributor of World’s Smallest-Class Laboratory Minipig.

Farm Facilities

Under vast premises overlooking the foot of Mt. Fuji and an optimal natural environment, we are carrying out one-site production where breeding and rearing are managed in the same location. We have three conventional pig houses and one clean (SPF) pig house within the premises. We also have a designated quarantine facility which can be used for potential exportation of Microminipigs to foreign countries.

1st Pig House

Used as a breeding section where breeding, feeding of pregnant sows, giving birth, and nursing of newborn piglets are conducted.

Capacity: Approx. 120 Pigs
Age Range: 0 week old - over 10 years old

2nd Pig House

Used as a mooring section where feeding (single housing) of mature pigs, management of pigs subject to shipment and experiments are conducted.

Capacity: Approx. 130 Pigs
Age Range: 1 year old - under 5 years old

Container Pig House

Used as a rearing section where feeding (group housing) of piglets after their nursing period, management of maturing pigs’ body shapes, and other various selections are conducted.

Capacity: Approx. 260 Pigs
Age Range: 0 week old - under 5 years old

SPF Pig House (Clean Pig House)

Newborn piglets born by cesarean section are transported in a bacteria-free container from the laboratory. Feeding and mooring of our clean-grade Microminipigs are conducted within this dedicated isolation facility under microbiology control until their designated shipment dates.

Capacity: Approx. 180 Pigs
Age Range: 0 week old - under 5 years old

Laboratory/Quarantine Facility

Under appropriate guidance and management of veterinarians, various treatments such as delivery by cesarean section and thymectomy of newborn piglets are performed in the laboratory. The adjacent room within the facility also conforms to certified quarantine facility conditions set out by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in Japan and caters to potential customer needs for exportation to overseas.