Largest air shipment of pigs by Hypor to Chinese joint venture farms

15-11-2007 | |
Largest air shipment of pigs by Hypor to Chinese joint venture farms

One of the world’s leading pig breeders – Hypor – has announced the delivery of the largest ever delivery from Canada by air of live pigs into China.

In total, 816 pigs were transported from the company’s nucleus farm in Saskatchewan in Canada to Qindao in the Chinese Shandong province marking the first stage of the stocking process of the company’s joint venture farms in China.

Marc Broadbent of Hypor China, commented that “such a shipment was only possible through the professionalism of the people who managed the pigs’ journey from their barns in Canada, via road and air to China”.

Pigs arrive safe
All 816 pigs arrived safe and sound. Upon arrival in China, production manager Geert Rutten and farm manager Wenbo Zhang organised the hiring of fifteen flat bed trucks to transport the pigs to the farm. A disinfection process of the trucks and their drivers ensued.

Hypor offspring production is set to begin by mid December.

About Hypor
With its head office in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada and breeding centres in North America, Europe and Asia, Hypor is one of the world’s leading suppliers of swine genetics. It is the Pig Breeding Division of Hendrix Genetics BV – a multi-species breeding company in Boxmeer, The Netherlands. Through wholly owned operations and joint ventures in 24 countries worldwide, Hendrix has over 1,000 employees.

Related websites:

• Hypor

• Hendrix-Genetics

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