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TOPIGS Imports More Top Genetics to China

21 December 2011, at 11:41am

CHINA - TOPIGS has imported 500 top breeding pigs into China. This second successful importation comes just one month after a first import of 1,000 animals.

However, this time the pigs originate from the TOPIGS nucleus farms in the Meuse region in France. The great grandparent pigs are the top of the TOPIGS breeding pyramid and have the SPF health status.

The imported pigs will be used to populate a new breeding farm in the Shanghai region that will become a satellite nucleus. This farm is part of a cooperative that has an integrated pork production chain.

With this second successive import, TOPIGS continues to build up its presence in China, the world’s biggest market for breeding pigs. China’s fast-growing professional pig industry needs genetics that enable high-level production.

With a production of 1,100,000 crossbred gilts and seven million doses of semen per year Dutch based TOPIGS is one of the biggest genetics suppliers in the world.

In several countries, TOPIGS is either the market leader or one of the major suppliers. TOPIGS stands for progress in pigs. This means research, innovation and genetic improvement are the cornerstones of our company. By continuously improving our products, we enable our clients to achieve maximum results.