ACMC signs huge pig-breeding deal in China
ACMC, a British pig-breeding company have signed a
major deal within China to deliver genetically-advanced
In the deal, worth over half a million pounds sterling (€630,000) ACMC will
supply 525 breeding animals to pig production, processing and retailing company,
the ShiJiaZuang Shuang Ge Food Co, Shijiazhuang City in HeBei Province, which
will use them to establish a brand new nucleus unit on a green-field site.
As well as providing pigs for its own use, the company will also be
supplying improved breeding animals to other pig farmers within the Province,
under a 15-year franchise arrangement. Once established, the stock will be able
to produce over one million slaughter pigs annually â€” normally finished at
around 110 kg liveweight â€” to help feed the Province's human population of 64
Delivery of the animals â€” which includes Meidam and Volante
damlines and Vantage FC sirelines â€” is scheduled to start this October. ACMC
will be providing technical support for the nucleus herd's genetic and general
management programme in addition to a regular supply of up-to-date genes in the
form of semen.
"This very progressive company already farms 2,000 sows
and it is looking to help meet China's demand for pork which is increasing
rapidly as its GDP grows," commented ACMC's Chairman Stephen Curtis, who
personally negotiated the deal.Related WebsiteACMC Subscribe here
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