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on May 24, 2012

Topigs Philippines, QJJ Group build pig breeding farm

Expanded stock will contribute to local industry

Topigs Philippines chartered 1,164 great grandparent and grandparent pig breeders for QJJ Farm, located in the main pig-producing province of Luzon, as part of a state-of-the-art pig farm equipped with the latest climate control and ventilation systems and capable of housing a 2,000-sow operation.

The imported nucleus herd will be linked to Topigs’ Pigbase, a global database for breeding pigs accommodating data from over 23 million pigs worldwide. "[This collaboration] affirms our partnership with the QJJ Group as our exclusive franchise partner in Luzon for boars and gilts production," said Dr. Bryan M. Retales, general manager of Topigs Philippines. "Together, we will assure sustainable genetics contribution to support the local pig industry.”

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