Topigs moves into Romania
Topigs, a Dutch pig breeder, has begun a partnership
with Romanian company Genetic Material. This is the first step of Topigs into
Genetic Material will start this year with production and sale of a Topigs
breeding herd. A new farm will be build for 600 sows, which will produce
Topigs-40 breeding gilts. Genetic Material will also arrange an AI-facility for
the collection and distribution of semen.
Genetic Material is fairly unknown in the pig sector. Up until now the
company has been primarily active in production of day-old chicks for broiler
farms and premix and concentrates manufacturing. Topigs normally operates in
many countries with dealers that sell their breeding material.
â€œRomania has joined the EU this year, has many inhabitants and the
Romanians eat a lot of pork,â€ said a Topigs spokesman. â€œRomania has a few large
integrated companies and many small piggeries,â€ he added. â€œWe do business with
the large integrators.â€
There are relatively more finishers than sows in Romania. This is also the
reason for the increase in imports of weaners. In 2005 the Netherlands supplied
90,237 weaners to the country and last year the Dutch export increased to
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