PIC has announced the successful completion of a series of exports from North America to Vietnam to populate two new multiplication units and an AI facility as part of its partnership with GreenFarm, a subsidiary of local agribusiness GreenFeed.

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A total of 1,348 great-grandparent and grandparent females and 70 boars were flown in four consignments in the last quarter of 2012 to destinations in the north and south of the country. The farms, in Hung Yen and Binh Thuan provinces, will jump-start parent gilt production to complement the growing semen sales from PIC males stationed at GreenFarm's 500-boar stud in Dong Nai. And to improve semen availability to producers in the north, the company has established a new AI facility in Hung Yen to house the recently imported boars.