British pig-breeding company ACMC Ltd. has been chosen to supply genetically advanced semen to Mexico.
Initially, vet and entrepreneur Angel Francos-Tapia will be importing 300 doses a week for distribution to farms throughout the country to upgrade the quality of slaughter pigs. Semen will also be used for the production of improved female-line breeding stock. Licensing arrangements, overseen by the Mexican Ministry of Agriculture, have taken eight months and ACMC is the only UK company that has a permit for the export of semen to Mexico. It will be supplied from ACMC’s Yorkshire high-health stud.
Around 160,000 slaughter pigs will benefit from the deal, worth over £50,000 annually. “We have Mexican companies already waiting for ACMC semen and feel very confident that numbers will rise fast as soon as the industry becomes aware of the consistent quality,” said Francos-Tapia.