Topigs CEO: rapid concentration ahead
The global market for pig genetics will see a rapid
consolidation over the next couple of years.
That prediction was made by Martin Bijl, new CEO of Dutch breeding
organisation Topigs at the opening of its symposium on 'The added value of
modern genetic suppliers for global players in the pig industry', held near Den
Bosch, the Netherlands today.
Speaking for 150 delegates he spoke of a
still very fragmented global genetics market, in which even the world's biggest
players only have 5 to 10% market shares. He added: 'Concentration will be going
a lot faster than we all can predict. Topigs should be able to double its
business in the next 10 years. Difficult, but it can be realised.
speakers include Daan van Doorn, Vion CEO; Plinio Barbarino on behalf of Seara
Alimentos and Zhang Sanping from China Yurun Food Group.
The symposium is
the official farewell for Topigs' previous CEO and founder Jan van Vugt. He was
awarded a royal Dutch knighthood on Monday.
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