Manitoba based Genesus Inc. shipped from Winnipeg Airport the largest single order from Canada to China of Registered Genesus Purebred Yorkshire, Landrace and Duroc Breeding Stock on Sunday May 29 to COFCO Corporation, China’s largest Agribusiness and Diversified Food Company.
The charter flight on China Cargo Airlines Boeing 747 had over 800 head of swine breeding stock were selected to fly directly to Wuhan, China.
• COFCO is owner of 5% of Smithfield Foods, the world's largest hog and pork producer.
• COFCO is the major Chinese grain trading company.
• Coca-Cola bottler China.
• COFCO has more than 45,000 employees.
• The attached press release acknowledges COFCO's intended US $588 million pig complex investment in Tianjin, China for 2 million live hogs per year.
“The COFCO contract is another step for Genesus as we grow our business. The agreement is a recognition of our Global genetic product and marketing efforts.” Mike Van Schepdael, Vice-President Genesus.
Genesus is the largest register of swine breeding stock in the world with markets in North and South America, Asia and Europe.
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