After five years of conversation and negotiation, JSR has partnered with Croatian pig producers Agro-farmer.

Agro-farmer is JSR's first Croatian agent, and JSR hopes this will open the door for further expansion in the region. "With Croatia likely to enter the EU in the next couple of years any period of increased prosperity will improve diets — pork is already very popular in Croatia," said Paul Anderson, international sales director for JSR. "This is an ideal opportunity for us to demonstrate the capability of JSR Genetics and the stock chosen will help Agro-farmer improve both pork quality and productivity throughout the region."

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The new pig herd Agro-farmer gains will be housed in a new pig unit scheduled for completion in November 2010.