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Newsham Choice Genetics Partners with Colombia’s Solla to Establish High-Performance Swine Herd in South America

airlift-plane.jpgWEST DES MOINES, Iowa – June 1, 2010 – Newsham Choice Genetics, a worldwide leader in swine genetic technology, has partnered with Solla, a Medellin, Colombia-based multispecies nutrition company, to establish nucleus herds using Newsham Choice Genetics lines. Three exports of Newsham animals have already made the trip to South America.

“We are very excited about the establishment of South American nucleus herds in partnership with Solla,” says Brent Mitchell, co-CEO of Newsham Choice Genetics. “This collaboration is directly in line with Newsham’s core focus on improving swine genetic technology on a global basis.”


The newly established nucleus herds are designed to ultimately produce parent females which Solla will sell to their current customers and use to expand their business.

About Newsham Choice Genetics

A division of the global multispecies genetics supplier, Groupe Grimaud, Newsham Choice Genetics is the second largest swine genetics supplier in North America. Headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa, Newsham Choice Genetics is the industry leader in to marker-assisted selection, mapping the swine genome to create high-performance maternal and terminal products for the swine industry.

About Solla

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Solla pronounced “Soya”)

Solla provides nutrition for beef, dairy, swine, poultry, fish, equine and companion animals. The company also operates a breeding stock division which it sells to producers in Colombia.

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Newsham Choice Genetics breeding stock arrives in Colombia.


Leah Schomburg

Newsham Choice Genetics


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