A trial order for 100 doses of semen from a British genetics company has been placed by a group of Latvian producers.
The deal follows a visit to Spain, organised by the Latvian Pig Breeders Association, which included a tour of farms owned by Satt 322, who have 14,000 sows using genetics from ACMC Ltd.
“They were impressed with the productivity levels being achieved on such a large scale and also with the carcase quality of the finished pigs,” commented ACMC managing director, Matthew Curtis.
Vantage Large White (pictured) and Vantage Ultra semen, despatched from the British company’s high-health stud in East Yorkshire, is being used on the farm’s commercial sows.
Latvia, which joined the EU in 2004, has recently experienced strong economic growth following an IMF/European union 7.5bn Euro loan.