Topigs Norsvin’s history goes back more than a century. We are founded in Norway and the Netherlands and from the start we are farmer-owned. We combine this with strong historic connections with pork processing companies. This combination makes us the perfect partner for both producers and processors.
Start of provincial farmer-owned herdbooks in the Netherlands. In Dutch called Stamboek. (1906-1913)
Start of first AI stations in Netherlands and Norway. (1960-1965)
Founding of breeding company Dalland by international food processor Unilever.
Provincial Stamboek herdbooks merge in regional organisations for the north, west, east and south of the Netherlands. (1979-1972)
Regional Stamboek herdbooks in the west, east and north of Netherlands merge into Varkensverbetering Noord.
Start international AI activities of CVZ Group in Spain and USA.
CVZ Group acquires Dalland.
The brand Topigs is introduced. Topigs combines the breeding programs of Stamboek, Dalland and Fomeva.
Norsvin starts activities in USA. Dutch CVZ Group and Varkensverbetering Noord merge into Pigture Group, mother company of Topigs.
Norsvin starts co-operation with Swedish partners.
Dutch Topigs and Norwegian Norsvin, both famer-owned, merge into Topigs Norsvin.
Norwegian pig farmers found Norsvin.
Start of breeding company Fomeva, part of Dutch meat processor Homburg.
Founding of breeding organisation Cofok by Dutch farmer-owned meat processors Coveco and Encebe. Both now part of VION Food Group.
Start of international expansion by Norsvin, Stamboek, Dalland and Fomeva. (1985-1990)
Farmer-owned CVZ Group is formed when Dutch AI Varkens KI Noord Brabant and Stamboek Zuid merge. Both are active in the south of the Netherlands.
Cofok and Prova merge and become Dumeco Breeding, part of meat processor Dumeco, now VION Food Group.
CVZ Group acquires Fomeva. Norsvin starts partnership in Finland.
The brand AIM Worldwide is launched for the international AI expertise and support by CVZ Group.
Pigture Group acquires Dumeco Breeding. This makes Topigs the national Dutch swine genetics program covering almost all swine breeding activities in Netherlands.
Topigs acquires Canadian breeding company GAP genetics, part of food processor Maple Leaf.