Tue, 03 Oct 2017
Yunnan Shennong Agricultural Industry Group (Shennong) has recently imported more than 1,000 elite, high-health great grandparent (GGP) from The PIG Improvement Company (PIC).
The shipment of elite pigs is a major milestone in PIC China’s partnership with Shennong, an integrated pork producer and one of the most progressive pig farming companies in China. It involved transporting 1,000 GGP gilts from PIC’s genetic nucleus facilities in North America and delivering them to Shennong’s facility. The animals recently completed a 45-day period of quarantine and are now being integrated into Shennong’s nucleus herds.
This move means PIC will have extended capacity to produce leading genetics for its customers across China and that Shennong will be able to grow its own commercial pyramid.
Coupled with technical support, this will enable PIC customers to accelerate genetic improvement through their production systems, enhancing performance, productivity and profitability as a result.
“The import is part of our strategy to ensure the best performing PIC genetics are available here in China” said Catalin Lapuste (Operations Director, PIC China). “We are committed to helping our partners across the country access such genetics as they pursue their commercial goals. This will help them develop world-class performance in their herds and ensure they remain highly competitive in the years ahead.”
PIC and Shennong have worked together for more than 13 years. This new milestone follows the signing of a new multi-year partnership agreement in July 2016, which included the stocking of a nucleus multiplication farm with the capacity to produce 30,000 grandparent gilts a year and the establishment of a sire line nucleus to produce high-quality terminal boars in China.
Yunnan Shennong Agricultural Group is one of the leading pig integrators in China. Shennong has established its pork supply chain of feed mills, pig production farms and slaughtering, meat processing and retailing business, aiming to expand its “farm to fork” integration by producing 1,000,000 market pigs annually. http://www.ynsnjt.com
PIC is the international leader in the provision of continuous genetic improvement in swine breeding stock and in world class technical support to the global pork supply chain. PIC combines quantitative analytics with leading-edge biotechnology to develop breeding stock that helps our customers maximize profitability. The company, a division of Genus plc and founded in 1962, operates in 30 countries on 6 continents. www.pic.com