The major assets of ACMC, which went into administration in April this year, have been bought by Pure Pig Genetics Ltd, a company owned by Matthew Curtis (pictured), ACMC’s former managing director.
Based at Beeford, Yorkshire, Mr Curtis’ company has purchased the Oakwood nucleus herd at Burton Agnes and the ACMC Gene Bank Stud (its AI operation). It has also taken over world-wide franchise contracts.
In addition, Pure Pig Genetics has purchased all ACMC breed genetic rights worldwide, all the ACMC brand names and intellectual property, PigCom herd management system and the Genetic Evaluation Program.
A press release from the company said it will employ eight former ACMC staff, with geneticist Ed Sutcliffe providing support, as an independent consultant, for all the breeding programmes in the UK and overseas.