PIC Philippines has flown in 1,317 Great Grand Parent and Grand Parent breeders from Canada to stock the first phase of the newly constructed 5,000-sow unit of San Miguel Foods Inc. in Quezon province, the first of two full plane loads scheduled for 2012 delivery.

The second load of PIC genetics will complete the stocking of the first phase of the new San Miguel Foods unit and play a major role in driving the company's long-term expansion plans, according to a company statement. These importations strengthen both companies’ partnership and commitment to total farm-to-fork quality, and highlight their leadership positions in the pork industry since the first importation in 1994.