Regional Dutch pig AI stations favour merger
It has become more likely that one big national
cooperative pig AI station will be created soon in the Netherlands, the Dutch
agricultural newspaper Agrarisch Dagblad reports.
Members of both the cooperative AI stations in the
regions of Twente (East Netherlands) and Limburg (South East Netherlands)
allowed their boards to start negotiating a merger with the Pigture Group and
the Varkens Activiteiten Centrum (VAC, Pig Activities Centre).
One month ago, the
Pigture Group and the VAC already revealed their intention to merge. The Pigture
Group is the cooperative holding of Topigs, one of the biggest pig breeders in
Both the AI stations of Limburg and Twente had intensive
talks with these merger candidates to explore the possibilities of creating this
one big national AI organisation.
A draft for the plans has to be ready by the end of this
year or by the beginning of next in order to allow the boards and their members
time to decide.
The organisations hope to create maximum efficiency
through these mergers.
Related news item:
â€¢ Dutch prepare creation of national AI coop (4 Oct 2007)
â€¢ Pigture Group
â€¢ Varkens Activiteiten
â€¢ Agrarisch Dagblad (in Dutch)
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