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Topigs Forms Joint Venture with Ruibang

11 July 2014, at 8:59am

CHINA - Ruibang, a private Chinese company in Hebei province and TOPIGS China have agreed to a strategic joint venture.

The joint venture, signed on 27 June 2014, will operate a nucleus unit to produce and distribute world-class TOPIGS genetics in Hebei province and northern China.

TOPIGS China will provide continued genetic programme and marketing support by its local and international team of experts.

The joint venture also includes a Genetic Centre to establish a flow of TOPIGS genetics to Zhangjiakou, with a sow population of more than 200,000 sows. TOPIGS will produce top quality semen at the Genetic Centre with distribution through the Ruibang sales network.

With this cooperation, ZhangJiaKou city and Hebei province will have safe and high-quality pork produced efficiently and with the lowest price. The government, ZhangJiakou Animal Husbandry Bureau and Hebei North University, the multi-faculty university in Zhangjiakou, are closely involved in the cooperation. The new Ruibang Pig Breeding Farm and distribution network will offer the students internship and job opportunities. Ruibang has adopted western barn facilities and Topigs' management processes.

On 20 June 2014, the first 210 Topigs breeding gilts arrived at the new breeding farm. The project will support over 25,000 sows in integration and the quality of production is assured by Six Sigma quality assurance system.

The agreements were signed and witnessed by Nynke Runia, Agricultural Counsellor of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Jiang Wang, City Secretary General of C.P.C., Glen Illing, TOPIGS Regional Director Asia Pacific & Africa and Zhongliang Yang, President of Ruibang company.