Topigs Philippines and Monterey Foods Corporation (MFC), the biggest pig operation in the Philippines, have formally signed an InGene partnership agreement.
Now Topigs, a breeding organisation originally from the Netherlands, ©can start to supply pig genetics to Monterey, starting in their South Mindanao Live Operations.
The InGene programme enables MFC to produce its own sows with the highest genetic potential using the genetics, knowledge and support of the Dutch breeder.
A key element of InGene is the linking of MFC’s breeding herd to Pigbase, the world’s largest pig-breeding database that contains genetic information from more than 800 breeding farms worldwide. Pigbase contains data on more than 20 million pigs, which makes it a strong tool for achieving genetic progress within the breeding organisation’s breeding programme as well as on farms using the Ingene programme.
Topigs Philippines, a subsidiary of Topigs International, is a key genetic supplier in the Philippines. The breeding organisation is active globally. Monterey Foods Corporation is the Philippines’s largest pig operation, with the latest technology in feed milling, breeding, livestock raising, slaughtering, meat retailing, and meat processing. Monterey is a subsidiary of San Miguel Corporation.