ACMC sets up first Scottish multiplier unit

UK - Scotland's first multiplier unit for international pig-breeding company, ACMC Ltd, is being established this month by well-known pig farmer, Paul Duxbury and family, from Rothienorman, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire.
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Paul Duxbury with his son James, on their new 500-sow high-health multiplier unit for ACMC.
The 500-sow high-health indoor unit, which will be producing AC1 parent gilts from Meidam grandparent and great-grandparent stock and Volante boars, is due to come on stream this autumn. Trading under the name RPD Scotland Ltd, it is anticipated that it will produce 3,000 gilts a year for both the UK and rapidly-growing overseas markets.

"Demand for our prolific breeding stock is outstripping supply and we needed an isolated location to produce our high-health gilts," commented ACMC managing director Matthew Curtis.

"Scotland has an excellent reputation for producing healthy pigs which is why we are expanding our output of high-health stock in this area."

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