UK-based pig breeding company JSR Genetics will build and stock a 900 sow nucleus in Hubei province of China in a new joint venture with Hubei Liangyou Livestock and Poultry Company Limited. The Hubei Liangyou JSR Breeding Limited project is expected to be completed by December 2010, and includes shipment of dam lines and sire lines.
The venture expects to produce its first breeding stock by the end of 2011, and anticipates increasing pig production. Hubei employees will train for three months in the UK, and JSR will supply a farm manger and genetic database software to the project. JSR Genetics Ltd is part of the JSR Farming Group.