Swine genetic cooperation between Cofco and Genesus
Chinese Cofco and Canadian Genesus Genetics have signed an agreement for swine genetic cooperation and sales. The Cofco-Genesus swine breeding stock import will be the largest ever to China.
The cooperation agreement is the next step in a five-year relationship during which Cofco has been using Genesus Genetics. Cofco is the largest agri-business in China. Its pork division, with 200,000 sows, is growing rapidly with large scale production facilities being built, including packing and processing capabilities.
Genesus is the largest producer of high health registered pure bred swine breeding stock. The company will provide Cofco with swine genetics, technology and genetic production expertise, focused on supplying Cofco's own farms as well as other Chinese swine producers. Genesus provided 36% of all swine breeding stock imported to China in 2014.
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