Hypor signs deal to ship thousands of pigs to Russia

THE NETHERLANDS - Hypor B.V, a Hendrix Genetics company and "Znamensky Selekcionno-Gibridny Center" LLC, an Exima company have signed an agreement to co-operate in the field of pig breeding in Russia.
calendar icon 4 July 2007
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After a careful selection of potential suppliers of genetics, "Exima" JSC which owns the Mikoyan meat processing plant, has chosen Hypor as the supplier of purebred animals to produce (Great)Grand Parent animals in Russia and to produce Parent Stock for commercial pig farms.

(Left to the right) Mrs. Valentina Demina, wife of Mr. Demin N.J.; Mr. Alexander Pilipenko, General Director of Stroyindustriya PSK; Mrs. Elena Klimova, General Director of Znamensky Selekcionno-Gibridny Center and first Deputy Director of Exima; Mr. Egor Stroev, Governor of Orel region; Mr. Nikolay Demin, General Director of Exima; Mr. Ton ten Dam, Regional Manager of Hypor, Mrs. Elena Sizareva, Executive Director of Znamensky Selekcionno-Gibridny Center.

The projects will take place in Orlovskaya Oblast and will be carried out by Exima's affiliated company "Znamenskiy Selection Hybrid Center". In the second half of 2007, three nucleus farms with a capacity of more than 3.000 sows will be filled with purebred animals from the Hypor nucleus farms in Saskatchewan, Canada.

Thijs Hendrix, the President of Hendrix Genetics sees Exima JSC as an excellent partner for th e distribution of Hypor genetics across Russia. Hypor is one of the world's leading suppliers of swine genetics. Hypor is committed to providing superior high health genetics, which support profitability in the pork meat value chain. With its head office located in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, the company has strategically located breeding centers in North America, Europe and Asia.

"The project is part of the national program for the development of the agricultural sector with the aim to supply breeding stock for the whole animal breeding industry as well as providing quality meat for food processors, including carcasses for the Mikoyan meat processing plant" said Mr. Demin. Mr. Demin is the General Director of Exima JSC and Mikoyan MPP and the president of the Russian pork producers union.

The signing of a long term agreement opens new possibilities for the development of domestic pig breeding and production of Russia's own Parent Stock using the most modern breeding techniques and data.

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