PIC North America has been awarded the contract to supply genetics to 550,000 sows for Triumph Foods. PIC says this represents the world’s single largest genetic supply agreement at nearly 10% of the U.S. breeding herd.
The companies sourcing genetics under this agreement include The Hanor Company, Christensen Farms, New Fashion Pork, TriOak Foods, Eichelberger Farms, Allied Producers Cooperative and Seaboard Farms.
Says Triumph Foods CEO Rick Hoffman: “Our goal is to produce high-quality pork products in an efficient processing plant that has the highest standards for food safety. Triumph’s genetics supply agreement with PIC is an important part in helping us achieve our goal. It will allow us to focus and improve on characteristics associated with high-quality pork such as consistency, leanness, texture, color and intramuscular fat.”