Dutch prepare creation of national AI coop
Several Dutch artificial insemination (AI)
cooperatives are currently discussing the creation of one Dutch national
cooperative, Agrarisch Dagblad
The day the Dutch AI cooperatives - Varkens Activiteiten Centrum (VAC) and
the Pigture Group - announced their intention to merge, it was revealed that
discussions are being held with two other cooperatives Varkens KI Limburg and
Varkens KI Twenthe, to create one national cooperative.
In the 1980s,
a first attempt was made to create a national cooperative. In those days,
however, differences in approach between AI cooperatives in the north and the
south of the Netherlands prevented the creation of a national
The merger between VAC and the Pigture Group would create the Netherlands'
biggest AI cooperative, yielding almost 2.8 million doses of semen each
The reason for the merger is to increase production efficiency
and semen distribution. A decrease in semen prices is also expected.
A second reason is that the new organisation hopes to be better
prepared to meet the demand for semen with a high health
Thirdly, the organisation hopes to be better in providing
service to the market.
worldwide player on the AI market, is a subsidiary of the Pigture Group.
â€¢ Varkens Activiteiten Centrum
â€¢ Pigture Group
â€¢ Agrarisch Dagblad
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