TOPIGS Philippines recently imported 1111 top SPF genetics from Canada to set up a new nucleus farm for San Miguel Foods, Inc. (SMFI) in the Isabela province of the country. Thanks to this import, San Miguel can produce their own grandparent and parent breeding pigs for the realisation of their expansion plans through to 2020.
The imported nucleus herd will be linked to TOPIGS’ Pigbase, the world’s largest database for pig breeding with data from over 23 million pigs. Combined with the expertise and knowledge of TOPIGS, this will enable San Miguel to achieve the highest possible genetic progress in their population.
For the past two years, TOPIGS has been delivering gilts and boars for the replacement requirements of San Miguel. The initial results of the performance of these animals were reflected in substantial improvements in the operation of the nucleus farm as well as further opportunities to achieve higher results. “We are happy to have TOPIGS as a partner now the company is continuing its expansion programme through to 2020,” says Dr Leo A. Obviar, VP and GM of SMFI Poultry and Meat Business.
San Miguel Foods, Inc is the country’s largest – and one of its most innovative – feed, poultry and swine integrated operation. It is a subsidiary of San Miguel Corporation, the Philippines’ largest food, beverage, and packaging conglomerate, which is also diversifying into other key industries.
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February 2, 2012 - TOPIGS Philippines