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Northern Ireland ships pigs to Ukraine

by 5m Editor
1 December 2003, at 12:00am

UK - Northern Ireland pig breeder (and NPA board member) Robert Overend last week exported 128 Deepark Herd Large Whites to the Ukraine.

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The shipment, which included 22 boars, is a first for Northern Ireland, and may herald more of the same.

The pigs will be used to establish nucleus herds in the Ukraine, the progeny from which will be made available to commercial pig producers. A key factor in Deerpark winning the order was Northern Ireland's high health status.

"This is something we must ensure is retained for the future," said Robert Overend.

Source: National Pig Association - 1st December 2003

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