An artificial insemination project for better pork on the Canary Islands has been reported by Eurocarne in Spain, which says the island of Tenerife is to have a new pig artificial insemination center by the middle of this year.


A popular tourist destination in the Canaries close to the North African coast, Tenerife has a local pig production sector consisting of almost 5,000 sows on 130 farms. To support improvements in on-farm performance and carcass quality, Tenerife’s agriculture agency has made €71,700 available for a boar stud with an associated laboratory.