Genesus Ships its Largest Single Order to China

CANADA - Genesus has shipped its largest single order of breeding stock to China. The buyer is COFCO Corp., China's largest agribusiness.
calendar icon 14 June 2011
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On 29 May, Manitoba-based Genesus Inc. shipped from Winnipeg Airport the largest single order from Canada to China of Registered Genesus Purebred Yorkshire, Landrace and Duroc breeding stock to COFCO Corporation, China’s largest agribusiness and diversified food company.

The charter flight on China Cargo Airlines Boeing 747 had over 800-head of swine breeding stock were selected to fly directly to Wuhan, China.

  • COFCO is owner of five per cent of Smithfield Foods, the world's largest hog and pork producer
  • COFCO is the major Chinese grain trading company
  • Coca-Cola bottler China
  • COFCO has more than 45,000 employees .

COFCO is reported to be investing US$588 million in a pig complex in Tianjin, China for two million live hogs per year.

"The COFCO contract is another step for Genesus as we grow our business. The agreement is a recognition of our Global genetic product and marketing efforts," said Mike Van Schepdael, Vice-President Genesus.

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