JSR Announces New Genetic Partnership

UK - JSR Genetics and Topigs Norsvin have reached an agreement to form a genetic partnership for Great Britain. JSR Genetics will become the exclusive distributor of Topigs Norsvin genetics in Great Britain and the AI activities of AIM UK in Great Britain will be integrated into the JSR AI network.
calendar icon 14 May 2015
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AIM UK is part of the Topigs Norsvin AI network. In addition, JSR Genetics and Topigs Norsvin will combine their Research and Development programs. The international activities of JSR are not included in the partnership.

The sow line breeding of JSR will now be ‘powered by Topigs Norsvin’ which means Topigs Norsvin will be responsible for breeding value calculations and other technology related to the JSR breeding program in Great Britain.

Chairman of JSR Bernard Hoggarth commented: “With this agreement, two leading companies in the world of pig genetics are joining forces to achieve faster genetic progress. Both companies retain their independence and it allows JSR to offer their customers in Great Britain more choice and a world class range of competitive products. We look forward to offering our clients in Great Britain the very best of both companies’ extensive portfolios.”

CEO of JSR Tim Rymer added: “For the British market it means that pig producers get access to the latest genetic developments in pig breeding supported and driven by one of the largest Research & Development programs in the world. Pig genetics is moving at a pace, this gives JSR Genetics instant access to the world of genomics.”

Martin Bijl CEO of Topigs Norsvin commented: “We are delighted to have reached this agreement with JSR Genetics. As the most innovative and leading pig genetics company in the world we can supply world class research and development and products to JSR whilst JSR offers significant infrastructure and reputation which gives us a great opportunity to develop and grow in Great Britain.“

About Topigs Norsvin: Pig genetics company Topigs Norsvin is renowned for its innovative approach to implementing new technologies and a continuous focus on cost-efficient pig production. Research, innovation and dissemination of genetic improvement are the cornerstones of the company. Continuous and strong product improvement will enable clients to achieve significant added value in their production.

More info at www.topigsnorsvin.com

About JSR Genetics: JSR Genetics provides pig producers with an unparalleled range of products and services and a wider choice than ever before of top quality breeding stock and semen. Our exemplary JSR Company Health Scheme assures our customers of total biosecurity. Our unrivalled prolific dam-lines and robust sire-lines offer superior meat quality and consistency to pig producers world-wide.

More info at www.jsrgenetics.com

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