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1million JSR contract as Premier Wen backs pork


JSR Genetics, UK-based international pig breeding company, has signed a 1 million contract with Chinese state owned import/export company the China Animal Husbandry Group (CAHG), further accelerating its growth in Asia.

The sale of nearly 800 pigs, together with a tailor-made support and training package, was formalized during the UK visit of Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao in June, and comes at a time when he is strongly encouraging his government to support pork production.

We are delighted to have finalised such a valuable contract at this time, said Paul Anderson, JSRs International Sales Director. With an increasingly large and prosperous middle class of pork consumers, and the worlds second biggest economy, China has always been very important to us. Now Premier Wen is advocating immediate measures to support pork production to prevent a surge in the price of meat and curb inflation. According to the National Bureau of Statistics, the market price of pork increased by 57.1% year-on-year in June and, in accounting for 1.37% of Chinas annual inflation to 6.4%, is a key factor that he aims to control.

JSR will be exporting 756 JSR grandparent stock to CAHG of Beijing which after quarantine in China will be supplied to three of its clients to improve their own breeding stock, herd productivity and the quality and quantity of lean meat in the slaughter pig. The consignment will include Genepacker GP Damline and Geneconverter 500 GP gilts and boars.

The Chinese pig industry offers huge potential for us now and to capitalize on it we need robust, highly productive stock, comments Mr Zhang, who was assisted throughout his visit by Yolanda Hou, JSRs Chinese International Sales Assistant. We researched the market thoroughly and chose to visit JSR in the UK. We have not been disappointed. JSRs scientific approach can provide the world class genetics, and the support services, that we need when investing at this level.

A vital part in ensuring CAHG achieves profitable pork production is the comprehensive package of support and training included in the contract. Our international pig specialist will provide training for both CAHG and their clients, explains Mr Anderson. Covering farm management and production techniques, it will include feeding and nutrition, and will ensure that they optimize the genetic potential of their investment and produce pigs that not only perform to the optimum, but suit the local Chinese market.


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JSR Genetics Ltd are part of the group of agriculture-based companies that comprise the family owned JSR Farming Group established in 1958.


Through international franchises the JSR name is globally recognised in the field of pig genetics.  The supply of technical support and pure lines to global partners ensures the JSR name is synonymous with quality pig genetics across four continents.  The Genepacker gilt range and the Geneconverter terminal sires remain identifiable the world over.


JSR Genetics range of licensed boar studs across the UK provide a fast track to genetic improvement with semen available from the highest merit boars, backed by the reassurance of total bio-security through the renowned JSR Company Health Scheme.



JSR Genetics continues to develop a number of highly successful partnerships within the pigmeat supply chain as part of its competitive strategy to ensure that its customers remain successful in the rapidly changing market place within a global industry.




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