American pigs are prized for their genes

24 March 2016

Asian farmers prepare for upsurge in meat sales by importing swine from the US

Number 313-5 is the best of the best. She’s from a good lineage (her father was an exceptional specimen). She’s strong, beautiful and a good breeder. Number 313-5 is a very impressive pig.

When pig number 313-5 breeds, her piglets will be bigger, have the right stores of back fat and muscle, and there will be more of them. She’s set to keep her new owner very busy – and bolster his business. Which is why the animal genetics industry is booming.

To read the rest of this article you need to sign in:
Don't have an account? Register here


Not a CIPS member? Why not join CIPS to access a full range of benefits, including:

  • Access all areas of the CIPS Knowledge on-line library including tools and templates and Supply Management stories.
  • Enhance your network and get connected to a global community of 120,000 in 150 countries.
  • Stay in touch and up to date through member only events and branch meetings.
  • Annual subscription to Supply Management magazine.
  • 10 per cent discount on all training courses, workshops, seminars and conferences.
  • Up to 15 per cent discount on books from the CIPS book store, including course books and a range of further reading text books.

And much more. Click here to join >

Chelmsford or Cambridge
£33,797 - £39,152 p.a.
Anglia Ruskin University
Richmond upon Thames, London (Greater)
CIPS Knowledge
Find out more with CIPS Knowledge:
  • best practice insights
  • guidance
  • tools and templates