National Hog Farmer

TOPIGS Canada Inc. Hosts Customer Appreciation Night

Winnipeg, MB. Nov. 3, 2011 - TOPIGS Canada Inc. hosted customers from across Manitoba and South Dakota, USA. The annual customer appreciation and awards banquet had a record attendance, in excess of 150 people. Special guests were federal veterinarians from Canada, Russia and China.

The evening program consists of dinner, a guest speaker and a production awards ceremony. Willem Steyn, Nutritionist from TOPIGS International presented an overview on developing a successful feeding program. The highlight of the evening is the awards presentation for achieving various levels of production with TOPIGS genetics over a period of one year. This year’s data from participants included more than 45,000 sows from western Canada with herds averaging over 1,000 sows per farm. Top producing TOPIGS customer herds are now achieving more than 30 pigs weaned/sow/year, more than 14 pigs born alive/litter and weaning over 12 pigs/litter.

Comments from customers include: “the TOPIGS females are highly productive and so easy to work with and manage”; “the TOPIGS sows return to estrus quickly after weaning and breed easily”; “there is definitely less management required for TOPIGS sows”; “compared to our previous genetics, we are now weaning more and better pigs with less labor”; “TOPIGS has done a great job on breeding females that require less labor and is something other genetic companies have been unable to provide for me”.

TOPIGS Canada Inc. is the fastest growing swine genetics company in Canada. With a production of 1,100,000 crossbred gilts and 7 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.

For more information contact:

John Sawatzky

Sales Manager

TOPIGS Canada Inc.

1 866 355-5132

[email protected]