PIC China and Shennong Strengthen their Long-Term Partnership

11 July 2016, at 12:00am

CHINA - PIC China signed a multi-year partnership agreement with Yunnan Shennong Agricultural Industry Group providing 50,000 sows for a new production pyramid.

This agreement also includes the stocking of a multiplication farm with the capacity to produce 30,000 grandparent gilts a year, as well as the establishment of a sire line nucleus to produce high-quality terminal boars in China. Both farms will be stocked with animals bearing the most advanced, high-health genetics from PIC’s genetic nucleus in the United States.

Yunnan Shennong is an integrated pork producer and one of the most progressive pig farming companies that has reached the milestone of 30 PSY production in China.

Mr. He Zuxun, Chairman of Shennong commented on the event: “This cooperation agreement provides a powerful guarantee for Shennong to further expand its large scale, efficient, and bio-secure pig production system. Meanwhile, our Dali breeding farm will become the first GGP breeding multiplier for PIC in the South-West of China. Partnering with a leading enterprise such as PIC helps us to be a more prominent and successful pork production player. The high end products and technologies provided by PIC support Shennong’s continuous improvement program. In the past ten years, both sides have established a relationship based on good faith, pragmatism and mutual benefit. We believe that deep collaboration delivers the most positive results. I expect that today’s agreement sets us forth a decade of even better cooperation”.

Catalin Lapuste, PIC China Operations Director, stated: “we have been working with Shennong for many years and never stopped improving our relationship. The accumulated trust and our common experience are translated today into a strategic cooperation which is setting the partnership for future sustainable growth.”

Founded in 1962, and a subsidiary of biotechnology leader Genus plc, PIC is now the international leader in the provision of continuous genetic improvement in swine breeding stock and in world-class technical support to the global pork supply chain. PIC combines quantitative analytics with leading-edge biotechnology to develop breeding stock that helps our customers maximize profitability.