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JSR Genetics to develop pig farming in southern Russia

British company JSR Genetics Ltd has recently informed the Ministry of Agriculture of Krasnodar Krai, south of Russia of the development of pig farming in the region.

The program suggested that pig farmers in new and already operating farms should start using the latest developments in pig breeding and production of high quality products.

The company proposed to build a series of large-scale pig farms in the next few years, which will have the highest level of biological protection from African Swine Fever (ASF) virus.

The Deputy Governor of Krasnodar Krai, Edward Kutygin, met with the representatives of JSR Genetics Ltd to discuss their proposals. He stated that the general concept of pig farming development involves the increasing of pig populations in Krasnodar Krai to 3 million in the next three years. This is by almost ten  fold higher than the current level, and three times higher than the number of pigs that has been growing in the region before ASF outbreaks started.

"Today, we select partners who will join us to reach this ambitious goal," said Kutygin.

"It is very important that the approaches are based on the principles of staff training used on the global market. Russia joined WTO last year, so anything that deals with the integration to the world market is very interesting for us," he added.

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