National Hog Farmer

TOPIGS USA Inc. Announces New Business Development Manager

Key appointment enhances TOPIGS USA Sales & Service team

Des Moines, Iowa ‐ June 1st, 2011 TOPIGS USA announced today that Brent Eyler has joined its staff as Business Development Manager. In his new role, Brent will develop sales in Eastern USA with emphasis to Ohio and Indiana He will also be responsible for technical support to customers in this region.

Brent Eyler was born and raised on a grain and livestock farm near Eaton, Ohio. With a keen interest in farming he became very involved with the FFA, becoming a chapter president and a state officer. Brent attended the Ohio State University majoring in Animal Science and Ag Business. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree and graduated in 1993. Having been employed by Kalmbach Feeds, Inc. in Upper Sandusky, Ohio from 1993 through 2008 provided great experience and knowledge of the producers in the territory he will serve with TOPIGS.

“Brent’s extensive knowledge of the swine market in Eastern USA will be invaluable to the TOPIGS team”, said Peter van Kemenade, General Manager of TOPIGS USA Inc.

TOPIGS USA is a leading swine genetics supplier in North America. TOPIGS produces and develops sound, profitable pig genetic programs and breeding systems for commercial hog production and is one of the largest genetics companies in the world with business activities in over 50 countries.

Brent looks forward to being involved directly in the swine industry and helping customers meet their needs while maintaining profitability. He may be reached by calling (937) 733‐8532 or email at: [email protected]