National Hog Farmer

John Eggert new technical director for TOPIGS USA

TOPIGS is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr John Eggert as Technical Director of TOPIGS USA effective from 16 August 2010. He will be responsible for the technical aspects of the further product and business development of TOPIGS activities in the United States.

John Eggert has broad experience in pig genetics. Before joining TOPIGS, Dr Eggert worked for several years for genetic companies like Newsham and Monsanto Choice Genetics as Director of Research.

Commenting on his new job, John said: "I am excited about working for such a high quality and worldwide leading company as TOPIGS. The products and the concepts of TOPIGS have enormous potential for the US market.’’

"We're very excited to have John on our team. The knowledge and experience he has, combined with his solid background and enthusiasm, make John the best choice for this position," said Peter van Kemenade, Regional director of TOPIGS International. "His input will be of great value for the development of TOPIGS in North America.’’

With a production of 1,100,000 crossbred gilts and over 6 million doses of semen per year Dutch based TOPIGS is one of the biggest genetics suppliers in the world.

In several countries, TOPIGS is either the market leader or one of the major suppliers.

TOPIGS stands for progress in pigs. This means research, innovation and genetic improvement are the cornerstones of our company. By continuously improving our products, we enable our clients to achieve maximum results.