The majority shareholding in Denmark's Hatting-KS, Europe's largest supplier of boar semen, is being acquired by the Vilomix subsidiary of feed manufacturers Danish Agro and Vestjyllands Andel.

Vilomix is buying 60 percent of the shares, with the pork processing group Danish Crown retaining its 40 percent stake.

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The new joint ownership structure aims to support Hatting-KS in developing its business further within Europe. The company in 2012 invested in activities in Germany.