More top breeding pigs heading to China

21-12-2011 | |

Topigs has imported 500 top breeding pigs into China. This second successful import comes just one month after a first import of 1000 pigs.

However, this time the pigs originate from the Topigs nucleus farms in the Meuse region in France. The great grandparent pigs are the top of the Topigs breeding pyramid and have the SPF health status.
The imported pigs will be used to populate a new breeding farm in the Shanghai region that will become a satellite nucleus. This farm is part of a cooperative that has an integrated pork production chain.
With this second successive import, Topigs continues to build up its presence in China, the world’s biggest market for breeding pigs. China’s fast-growing professional pig industry needs genetics that enable high-level production.
With a production of 1,100,000 crossbred gilts and 7 million doses of semen per year Dutch based Topigs is one of the biggest genetics suppliers in the world.