Canada’s agricultural minister Gerry Ritz in the presence of Russia’s first deputy prime minister Victor Zubkov announced the largest sale ever of high health registered swine breeding stock to Russia from Canada.
The announcement was made at the Canada-Russia forum held 1 June in Ottawa, Canda.
“During the forum, Ritz announced that the Manitoba firm Genesus conducted an agreement to ship 4,100 live swine to Russia in a deal worth $5 million.”
Jim Long, president-CEO Genesus was a speaker at the forum on the behalf of Canada’s swine industry.
“Genesus has previously sent several thousand breeding swine to Russia. Our co-operation with Kubanskiy Bacon to establish a jointly managed nucleus-multiplication system is a natural development for Genesus’ growth in Russia. Genesus is deeply committed to evolving a genetic program in Russia that mirrors the excellence of Genesus’ North American system.”