Hermitage Pigs Win Top Awards in Russia

RUSSIA - Hermitage pigs won top prize at a leading agricultral show in Moscow in October.
calendar icon 15 January 2009
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The 10th Anniversary Russian Agricultural Exhibition 'Golden Autumn' was held in Moscow on 10-14 October 2008.

The Golden Autumn has become the largest agro-industrial forum in Russia since its inception 10 years ago. Approximately 3,000 leading Agricultural Companies and organizations from over 70 Regions in Russia and 30 Countries Worldwide exhibited at the exhibition which received over 90,000 visitors including Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and Russian Minister for Agriculture, Alexey Vasiliyevich Gordeyev.

Hermitage Genetics were represented at the exhibition by Andrey Parahkenvich of OOO Verdaproduct, which was stocked with 1,000 great grandparent (GGP) and grandparent (GP) gilts from Ireland in 2007.

More than 36 different genetic suppliers were represented in the pig section at the exhibition and the Hermitage pigs won gold medals for best of breed in Landrace, Large White and Duroc.

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