ACMC to expand high-health pig production
To meet the growing demand for
high-health stock, international pig-breeding company ACMC Ltd. is setting up
fresh production facilities.
Three new farms, a high-health 400-sow dam-line nucleus unit, a 500-sow
multiplication unit and a 200-sow high-health boar nucleus unit are being
established in Yorkshire, away from areas of high pig density.
Production is being expanded and relocated from existing company-owned
farms near East Yorkshire headquarters and ACMC is now actively seeking
additional high-health multipliers in other parts of the country, particularly
Scotland. These moves follow the sales success of the company's breeding stock,
which has built up a reputation for outstanding productivity â€” due to the
inclusion of a specific blend of Chinese genes â€” combined with carcase quality
in the finished pigs.
Rapid expansion in the Far East and Eastern Europe has resulted in
thousands of breeding pigs being sold in Thailand and the Philippines, Poland
and Romania, in addition to the UK and European mainland.
â€œHealth can be a major limiting factor in pig production. In today's highly
competitive world, customers insist on the best possible health standards and we
are continually gearing our production to meet this demand, which has recently
been outstripping supply,â€ commented Stephen Curtis, ACMC's executive
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