Scandinavian Farms and Genesus collaboration in China


by Laurence Williams, The Pig Site

1 July 2020


Genesus is pleased to announce the successful shipment of three plane loads of swine genetics from Genesus Nucleus Farms in the United Kingdom to Scandinavian Farms Pig Industries of Lianyungang, China.


Scandinavian Farms is a Danish Corporation which established a Danbred Nucleus Herd in China in 2013. Scandinavian Farms current production capacity is 14,000 sows.


In a recent magazine article in his native Denmark, Jørgen Lindberg, CEO of Scandinavian Farms was asked the following.


Why do you switch now from Danbred to Genesus?


"It is an important decision when choosing which genes to build your herd on. Therefore, we have examined the market and the various suppliers very thoroughly. Overall, we think we get the best solution with Genesus, both when we look at the agreement and the terms, as well as when it comes to the pigs we get from Genesus."


Were you not satisfied with DanBred's pig?


"Yes - the pigs from DanBred have the best genes in the world, and it went well. We had both a nucleus herd with 1,600 DanBred sows that we owned together with DanBred, and a production herd with 14,000 sows and the production of 350,000 slaughter pigs annually. But we have learned that pig production in China is not the same as in Denmark. We cannot expect our employees out here to manage the pigs as we are used to in Denmark. That is why we are now switching to pigs that do not need near the same thorough care to produce good results.”


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