About Us

History

Premier BioSource (formerly 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.

Premier BioSource 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. At both of our sites, the Domestic Pigs and Yucatan minipigs are raised within 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.

Locations

Premier BioSource maintains two Yucatan and Domestic pig breeding herds. The original Yucatan and Domestics herds have been in Southern California since 1987. In 2005 a Yucatan grower inventory located in Southwest Michigan was added to serve the Midwest, East Coast and Canada. A second breeding and grower facility was completed in 2020 and is located in Indiana. This new HEPA filtered, barrier facility was populated with cesarean derived colostrum deprived Domestic and Yucatan minipigs.

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 and pharmaceutical industries. 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

Customer references are available upon request.

Upcoming Events

Premier BioSource plans on attending AALAS 2021! Look for our booth, where you will be able to 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.

What’s New

In August 2020 Neuralink presenting the groundbreaking work they are doing within the neurotechnology field. Check out this video to see swine from Premier BioSource featured in the demonstration.

In April 2020 S&S Farms began doing business as Premier BioSource. This was a change in name only, not in ownership or service. Premier’s customers can still expect the same people to be providing them with the highest quality swine model and service.

In March 2020 Premier Biosource completed construction on a new HEPA filtered barrier. This facility breeds, farrows and grows both Domestic and Yucatan pigs. The pigs that populate this facility were cesarean derived in 2019 from our California herd. We look forward to providing both Domestics and Yucatans from this facility to the Midwest, Eastern US and Canada. Having breeding facilities in both Southern California and Indiana, has enabled 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.

Publications

Below is a small sampling of publicly available research articles in which swine from Premier BioSource/S&S Farms were used over the past 20 years.

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