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TOPIGS Imports Top Genetics into China

November 28, 2011 The Pig Site

CHINA - TOPIGS has successfully imported 1003 top breeding pigs to China. These animals originate from TOPIGS nucleus farms in Canada. The great grandparent pigs are the top of the TOPIGS breeding pyramid and have the highest SPF health status.

The imported pigs will be used to build up extra TOPIGS breeding capacity in China for the production of breeding pigs and they and their off spring will be distributed to clients around the country. In this way it is possible to comply to the growing demand of TOPIGS genetics in China were the robust and high productive genetics of TOPIGS are demanded more and more.

The imported breeding stock will be housed at the facilities of TOPIGS Huanshan. This is a joint venture company of TOPIGS and Huanshan Group. The farm of TOPIGS Huanshan is a modern farm with well equipped facilities. "This is an important step for pig breeding in China," says Jeffen Chen, manager of TOPIGS China. "With the imported breeding stock it is possible to provide fast growing professional pig industry with top shelf genetics, making it possible to produce at high level."

Huanshan is a corporation with permanent assets close to 10 million RMB, having 1800 staffs, a modern agricultural enterprise which has integrated businesses including feed production, husbandry and pigs slaughtering.

With a production of 1,100,000 crossbred gilts and 7 million doses of semen per year Dutch based TOPIGS is one of the biggest genetics suppliers in the world. In several countries, TOPIGS is either the market leader or one of the major suppliers. TOPIGS stands for progress in pigs. This means research, innovation and genetic improvement are the cornerstones of our company. By continuously improving our products, we enable our clients to achieve maximum results.

Reform Live Farm Animal Export Laws

December 15, 2011 direct.gov.uk

Responsible department: Department for Transport

It is unnecessary to export UK farm animals abroad for slaughter or fattening. UK farm animals should be fattened or slaughtered in the UK. The Harbours, Docks & Piers Clauses Act 1847 makes it illegal to refuse a ship the use of a port if it is carrying out lawful trade. This law stops port owners refusing trade on ethical grounds. This outdated law must be amended to let port owners refuse, on animal welfare grounds, the export of live farm animals. EU Regulation 1/2005 on the protection of animals in transport must be reformed. A limit of 8 hours must be placed on journeys for slaughter & fattening. Regulation1/2005 must also be enforced rigorously in the UK by DEFRA and local authorities. I call on the Government to update the 1847 Act to reflect changing attitudes and scientific knowledge about animal welfare in the past 164 years. I call on the Government to persuade EU partners to strengthen Council Regulation 1/2005with regards to the 8 hour limit on animal transport.

You must be a British citizen or normally live in the UK to create or sign e-petitions, so we couldn’t sign. Please send letters to your MP and Canadian government officials requesting that we also stop live export.

Ban Live Export - Animals International Every day, right across the world, vulnerable animals are enduring dangerous journeys on trucks and on ships, just to be killed for their meat — often horrifically — at their destination.

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