Chinese company imports purebred breeding pigs
Despite the ASF crisis that is shaking the swine sector in the country, Chinese companies are following their plans for further expansion. One example is Ao Nong Group who has just imported last week a full shipment of pure breeding pigs form Genesus.
"One Boeing 747 of Genesus breeding stock, imported by Ao Nong Group, arrived at Hunan Changsha Huanghua International Airport. China is an important market for Swine Genetics Companies like Genesus, with over half the pigs in all the world. Also, the pork industry in China is undergoing a rapid transformation from backyard pig production to large-scale modern facilities. China is looking towards developed countries for new technologies an higher quality Genetics. Genesus has imported more swine breeding stock to China than any other Swine Genetic supplier for last several years.
Ao Nong has entered into a Genetic Service Agreement with Genesus to assure close cooperation between the two companies. Genesus staff will direct the Nucleus genetics program for this herd.
The goal is to produce Purebred Registered Canadian-Genesus Genetics in China of the same quality as those imported from Genesus Canada.", announced the Canadian genetics company in a press release.
Ao Nong founded a feed milling business in 2011 and added its Pork Production system in 2014. Today, Ao Nong has over 20,000 sows in production with 14 pig farms located in 8 provinces within China. Plans are to continually increase its production to over 2 million commercial pigs by 2021.
This year, in July, Genesus Genetics signed another strategic partnership in China, with Kaiyong Group, a firm that wants to develop its own pig breeding and producing business. Shipments for this operation are expected to start in early 2019.