S&S Farms was founded in 1987 by the father and son team of Carl and Tom Salayer and has always specialized in the production of high health status pigs for the biomedical industry.
Our goal is to consistently provide customers with the highest quality pig model. We ship our animals throughout the United States and Canada in our own climate-controlled vehicles. Delivery by commercial air via private courier is also available.
S&S Farms maintains a Class A U.S.D.A. licensed closed herd that is managed on an “All in All out” basis to ensure the highest health standards possible. Both the Domestic Pigs and Yucatan minipigs are raised at the same facility and are identical in health status. Both breeds being identical in health status allows them to be housed within the same air space at your facility.
Copies of health monitoring reports are available upon request.
S&S Farms maintains its Yucatan and Domestic pig breeding herds in Southern California and a Yucatan minipig grower inventory in Southwest Michigan. A second breeding and grower facility is being constructed in Indiana, and will be producing both breeds of animals by late 2020. All of our locations have the advantage of being isolated from other swine herds providing excellent biosecurity for our animals. Facilities have been designed with the sole purpose to produce pigs for the biomedical industry. Both farms have biosecurity measures in place to promote animal health and well-being. Every aspect ranging from nutrition to environmental controls is continuously monitored.
Customer references are available upon request.
S&S Farms attends AALAS every year. Look for booth #540 in Denver this year, where you can meet the owners and people who personally care for the pigs you receive! Whether you are an existing or new customer stop by so that we can hear feedback or answer questions about our pigs. You can find information regarding AALAS at www.aalas.org.
S&S Farms is in the process of constructing a HEPA filtered, barrier, farrow and breeding facility in Indiana. This facility will be called Premier BioSource. Both Domestic and Yucatan herds that will populate this facility will be cesarean derived. We look forward to completing the facility in early 2020 and begin providing both Domestics and Yucatans from this facility in late 2020. In the meantime, S&S will continue to provide Yucatans to the Midwest, Eastern US and Canada from our grower facility in Michigan.
Having breeding facilities in both Southern California and Indiana, will enable us to supply both Domestics and Yucatans to the continental US and Canada.
National Hog Farmer published this article in July that talks about the project.
Below is a small sampling of publicly available research articles in which swine from S&S Farms were used over the past 20 years.
Molecular pain markers correlate with pH-sensitive MRI signal in a pig model of disc degeneration
Published online: November 26, 2018
A porcine model to study the effect of brain death on kidney genomic responses
Published online: October 30, 2018
Intestinal lengthening via multiple in-continuity springs
Published online: October 23, 2018
Double plication for spring-mediated in-continuity intestinal lengthening in a porcine model
Published online: September 11, 2018
Blood volume measurement using cardiovascular magnetic resonance and ferumoxytol: preclinical validation
Published Online: September 10, 2018
CaMKII inhibition in human primary and pluripotent stem cell-derived chondrocytes modulates effects of TGFß and BMP through SMAD signaling
Published Online: September 8, 2018
Mapping molecular landmarks of human skeletal ontogeny and pluripotent stem cell-derived articular chondrocytes
Published Online: September 7, 2018
Dual therapeutic functions of F-5 fragment in burn wounds: preventing wound progression and promoting wound healing in pigs
Published Online: October 13, 2017
Fibromodulin reduces scar formation in adult cutaneous wounds by eliciting a fetal-like phenotype
Published Online: January 1, 2016
PTH Induces Systemically Administered Mesenchymal Stem Cells to Migrate to and Regenerate Spine Injuries
Published Online: February 1, 2016
Gold Nanoparticle-assisted Selective Photothermolysis of Adipose Tissue (NanoLipo)
Published Online: November 6, 2014
Evaluation of Microcollimated Pars Plana External Beam Radiation in the Porcine Eye
Published Online: February 21, 2011
Multiple abnormalities of myocardial insulin signaling in a porcine model of diet-induced obesity
Published Online: February 1, 2010
Oxazolone-Induced Delayed Type Hypersensitivity Reaction in the Adult Yucatan Pigs. A Useful Model for Drug Development and Validation
Published Online: August 21, 2009
Vulnerable Plaque in a Swine Model of Carotid Atherosclerosis
Published Online: March 11, 2009
Effect of Risedronate in a Minipig Cartilage Defect Model with Allograft
Published Online: October 16, 2008
Swine Model of Carotid Artery Atherosclerosis: Experimental Induction by Surgical Partial Ligation and Dietary Hypercholesterolemia
Published Online: October 10, 2006
Pseudotyping of Porcine Endogenous Retrovirus by Xenotropic Murine Leukemia Virus in a Pig Islet Xenotransplantation Model
Published Online: July 4, 2005
Frequency Analysis of Ventricular Fibrillation in Swine Ventricles
Published Online: December 13, 2001