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Hypor Hogs The China Market With New Sales

by 5m Editor
18 January 2006, at 12:00am

CHINA - Hypor’s first China customer meeting has led to the confirmed sales of more than 600 Great Grandparent (GGP) breeding pigs with additional 1,200-2,000 prospective pigs for delivery over the next 12-18 months. Twelve prospective customers joined Hypor’s current six customers for the workshop held in Jinhua, Zheijiang Province at the Jinhua Pig Breeding Farm, Hypor’s first customer in China.

Jinhua Pig Breeding Farm imported 300 GGP gilts and boars in November 2003. Mr. Hua was very happy to host Hypor’s customer meeting. “I am very happy with the reproductive and carcass performance of the Hypor pigs,” he said, “Hypor breeding pigs have strong feet and legs and suitable for the sometime harsh conditions in China.” Jinhua Pig Breeding Farm is also home to the famous Jinhua Pig and the largest remaining breeding population.

Those who attended the Hypor customer meeting were given a tour of the Jinhua Breeding Farm and were able to view first hand Hypor Large White, Landrace and Duroc breeding pigs as well as the famous Jinhua breeding pigs. The meeting was held during April 4 - 6, 2005 and was attended by customers, potential customers and industry leaders. “The success of this meeting goes beyond the sales we made,” said Marc Broadbent, Director of Marketing for Hypor, “The excellent response we received from customers and the industry verifies that these people realise the value of our products.”

The two-day workshop gave customers an overview of Hypor’s Program in China including presentations on Breeding Management by Benny van Haandel, Hypor’s Chief Geneticist, Production Management by Ron Lane, Swine Production Specialist with Agriteam Canada, Swine Nutrition by Phil McKinnon, Swine Nutritionist, American Soybean Association and Herd Health by Simon Appleby, Swine Veterinarian, Yu Feng Management .

Benny van Haandel, Hypor’s chief geneticist, gave a presentation focused on prolificacy and the damline breeding program. '... the main trait groups to determine prolificacy include heat, litter size, piglet vitality, mothering ability, growth and exterior trait,” he explained, “We know from experience that breeding objectives are common around the world. All our producers demand sows that are highly prolific.” Mr van Haandel was on-hand to field questions.

In addition, Li Xuewei, Professor Swine Breeding, Sichuan Agricultural University spoke about Swine Breeding in China and Jin Jizhong, Vice Secretary General, China Swine Industry Association spoke about Developments in China’s Swine Industry over the last ten years.

Attendees were treated to informative presentations, lively discussions, and informal networking. 'Hypor presented very good information and it was a benefit to meet some of the producers from other parts of China,' said Jin Jizhong, Vice Secretary General, China Swine Industry Association.

The two-day meeting was not limited to serious business. Attendees were given the opportunity to tour the local caves with the double dragon of Jinhua. Each day was concluded by a banquet in the evening where old friends were re-acquainted and new friendships formed around animated discussions and gambe! The banquet on April 7th was sponsored by Ryan Anderson of Osborne Industries.

Backgrounder on the Jinhua Pig Breeding Farm

5m Editor