TOPIGS has imported 1,003 great grandparent breeding pigs to China from a nucleus farm in Canada to build up extra breeding capacity for Chinese clients, according to the company.

The imported breeding stock will be housed at the facilities of TOPIGS Huanshan, a joint venture company of TOPIGS and Huanshan Group. "This is an important step for pig breeding in China,’’ said Jeffen Chen, manager of TOPIGS China. "With the imported breeding stock it is possible to provide the fast-growing professional pig industry with top-shelf genetics, making it possible to produce at a high level.’’