1 March 1996

Bigger pig share

PIG breeding company UPB Porcofram has bought Premier Piglink, effectively doubling the size of its operation.

The combined nucleus herd now totals 2600, with a multiplication resource of 6000 sows.

This gives the company, which will trade as Premier Genetics, an estimated 8% share of the UK pig replacement market.

The takeover signals a continuing concentration of pig breeding activities in the UK. &#42