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TOPIGS Philippines Starts InGene Partnership

by 5m Editor
21 June 2010, at 11:41am

PHILIPPINES - TOPIGS Philippines and Monterey Foods Corporation (MFC), the biggest pig operation in the Philippines, have formally signed an InGene partnership agreement.


The InGene agreement was signed by (L-R) Dr Jose A. Molina II (Genetics Analysts, MFC) Dr Regalado Z. Zamora (Live Operations Manager, MFC), Dr Leo A. Obviar (General Manager, Poultry and Meat Business, MFC), Mr Rene ten Brinke (Regional Director, Asia- Pacific, TOPIGS International) and Dr Bryan M. Retales (COO, TOPIGS Philippines).

Now TOPIGS can start to supply pig genetics to Monterey, starting in their South Mindanao Live Operations.

The InGene programme enables MFC to produce its own sows with the highest genetic potential using the genetics, knowledge and support of TOPIGS. A key element of InGene is the linking of MFC’s breeding herd to Pigbase, the world’s largest pig-breeding database that contains genetic information from more than 800 breeding farms worldwide. Pigbase contains data on more than 20 million pigs, which makes it a powerful tool for achieving genetic progress within the breeding programme of TOPIGS as well as on farms using the Ingene programme.

TOPIGS Philippines is a subsidiary of TOPIGS International and is a key genetic supplier in the Philippines. TOPIGS is a world leader in pig genetics and the absolute market leader in several countries. TOPIGS is the biggest genetic supplier in Europe. Excellent breeding programmes and the resulting customer commitment are the key to TOPIGS’ success.