China COFCO-Genesus Pig Imports - June 2016

CHINA - In the first week of June 2016 Genesus supplied almost 1000 animals to the Chinese company COFCO for one of their nucleus farms. COFCO Corporation is a leading supplier of agri-products, diversified foodstuffs and services in China, fully integrated and providing grain and oil products to one quarter of the world’s population.
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COFCO has sales of US$71.9 billion.

Cofco’s sow herd is presently 175,000 sows with further expansion underway.

The breeding stock were sent by charter plane, great efforts were taken to provide a safe and comfortable journey for the pigs to China.

Genesus and COFCO work together to ensure that COFCO’s genetic program is operating at the highest level with regular imports of animals, semen and genetic support from Genesus to keep the genetic link between nucleus herds in China and Canada and to ensure that genetic improvement is maximised. Genesus has the world's largest registered purebred herd, known for the most prolific female in the industry and the leader on meat quality research and implementation.

Genesus is the world’s major supplier of imported swine genetics to China.

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