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. *