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

JOIN CIPS

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 >

LATEST
JOBS
Flexible - please see ad
Competitive salary with generous additional benefits.
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
London (City of), London (Greater)
Competitive salary plus generous benefits.
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
SEARCH JOBS
CIPS Knowledge
Find out more with CIPS Knowledge:
  • best practice insights
  • guidance
  • tools and templates
GO TO CIPS KNOWLEDGE