(From left to right) Ralco President/CEO Brian Knochenmus shakes hands with Genesus President/CEO Jim Long.
(From left to right) Ralco President/CEO Brian Knochenmus shakes hands with Genesus President/CEO Jim Long.

Ralco and Genesus partner on swine research

Ralco and Genesus have joined forces to advance swine nutrition and genetic characteristics for swine producers around the world.

Ralco announced today that it has joined forces with Genesus swine genetics company to advance swine nutrition and genetic characteristics for swine producers around the world. The two global companies will work together to improve return on gain and meat quality through nutrition at Ralco’s swine research facilities in southwest Minnesota.

The partnership was born of a shared desire to provide the global swine industry with research-proven concepts and technologies that increase customer profitability through the most advanced swine nutrition technology that leads to a higher carcass value. Genesus will provide hogs for Ralco’s 1,200-head nursery and 2,400-head finishing state-of-the-art research barns to continue pushing the boundaries of swine nutrition and meat quality, says Ralco President Brian Knochenmus.

“Partnering with Genesus to advance our nutrition technology is a win for all of our customers and the entire swine industry. We have taken swine nutrition to the next level with what we have learned from our research team and facilities over the years. This partnership allows us to take our research even further by advancing the nutrition and genetic characteristics of swine,” Knochenmus says.

President and CEO of Genesus Inc., Jim Long, says the combination of state-of-the-art nutrition and genetics provides an exciting opportunity to provide customers and consumers with a superior product.

“Genesus and Ralco’s desire to bring maximum profitability and nutrition results to the industry has led to this mutual cooperation,” says Long. “We look forward to continually improving rations that lead to Genesus’ top performance with the lowest cost of gain, while producing the ultimate pork that consumers crave to eat.”

Genesus is the world’s largest register of pedigree high-health breeding stock. Genesus has swine genetics production in North America, Europe and Asia, and leads the swine genetic industry in productivity and meat-eating qualities.

Ralco is a third-generation, family owned multinational company with distribution in more than 20 countries. Ralco supports large segments of the livestock, poultry, aquaculture and crop industries as a leading global provider of livestock nutrition, animal health products and crop-enhancement products.

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