Mexican integrator Porcikowi starts with Topigs Norsvin genetics
Mexican integrator Porcikowi has selected Topigs Norsvin as its swine genetics provider for its new projects in the Sonora region in the northwest of Mexico. With the genetic supply contract, Porcikowi will have access to maternal genetics to produce the new TN70 sow and the Norsvin Duroc finisher boar.
During the first half of 2017, a total of 15,000 breeding females will be imported from Topigs Norsvin breeding farms in the USA to stock a new production site of Porcikowi. Boars will also be imported to populate a new AI center.
“We are very proud that we have been selected by Porcikowi as a genetic partner for their new projects. We are convinced that our research and development platform, our genetics program, and our strong team of people, complement the conditions of Porcikowi and its market, and that this partnership will be successful for both organizations,” says José Córdoba Domínguez, Director of Topigs Norsvin de Mexico.
Porcikowi is part of Alimentos Kowi. Kowi is one of the largest producers, processors and marketers of pork, and prepared foods in Mexico. The company is also an exporter of pork to Japan, the USA, Korea, and other countries. Vertical integration allows Kowi to control the quality of the pork step-by-step, starting from genetics and feed through to processing and distribution.