TOPIGS Canada Inc. announced it has completed the acquisition of the complete swine genetics business of Maple Leaf Agri-Farms (MLAF).
“The swine genetics of Maple Leaf Agri-Farms combined with the existing activities of TOPIGS in Canada form a perfect basis for the future developments of our business in Canada,” says Martin Bijl, CEO of Pigture Group. TOPIGS is part of Pigture Group, which is headquartered in Vught, Netherlands. “With this purchase we expand our market share and acquire market knowledge that makes it possible for continued future growth.”
The terms of the sale call for TOPIGS Canada to acquire Maple Leaf Agri-Farms’ genetics business, including the assets of Lean Team International, a marketing arm of the company, along with a nucleus farm located in Manitoba, Canada. The two companies have also agreed that TOPIGS Canada will supply genetics to Maple Leaf Agri Farms’ hog production operations.
“TOPIGS has a strong reputation as a world leader in swine genetics and we are pleased that the company recognized the value in our genetics and our people,” states Glen Gratton, vice president, MLAF Genetics. “Maple Leaf is looking forward to drawing on TOPIGS global expertise and building a strong working relationship as our genetics supplier for our hog production operations in Manitoba.”
TOPIGS is a global player in pig genetics and with its subsidiaries, agents and distributors is active in more than 30 countries. TOPIGS annually supplies more than one million gilts and over six million doses of semen, and exports worldwide from its high-health SPF nucleus farms in Saskatchewan, Canada.Maple Leaf Agri-Farms is an independent operating company of Maple Leaf Foods, a leading food processing company based in Toronto, Canada.