Swine, feed and poultry integrated operation San Miguel Foods Inc. has set up a new nucleus farm with the help of Topigs Philippines, which imported grandparent and parent breeding pigs from Canada to assist San Miguel in its expansion plans.

The imported nucleus herd will be linked to Topigs' Pigbase, a database for pig breeding with data from over 23 million pigs. Topigs has been working with San Miguel for the past two years, supplying gilts and boars to meet the company's replacement requirements.