Nugeporc, a company that was formed by leading pork producers, is currently building a 200-boar AI stud to exclusively house Hypor boars. An initial delivery of 100 great-grandparent (GGP) boars are expected to be imported into the Dominican Republic in June, and will begin supplying genetics during the second half of 2017. Hypor will start supplying dam line and boar line genetics for an initial sow base of 9,000 sows.
In the near future, Nugeporc is planning to build a nucleus facility to produce high quality Hypor genetics in the Dominican Republic. Hypor will export top breeding stock from its nucleus facilities in Canada to the nucleus facility in the Dominican Republic on a regular basis to maintain genetic improvement.
The partnership is the result of Hypor’s expansion in Latin America and Nugeporc’s objective to partner with a global genetic company. “Hypor has the product portfolio and the flexibility to adapt business to meet the needs of Nugeporc,” says Hypor general manager of Americas Luis Prieto Garcia. He adds that Nugeporc evaluated other global genetic companies in 2016 before selecting Hypor as a genetic partner. “Hypor has the technology and technical support that Nugeporc is looking for to continue to be competitive in the future.”
Hypor will train Nugeporc members on Hypor’s production and quality standards to ensure the business has a smooth start. The training will take place before the pigs arrive at the new AI stud. “In addition to training, Hypor’s technical team and specialists are providing support to Nugeporc throughout the entire process to make sure this is a successful partnership,” Prieto says. “Successful partnerships with distributors, like Nugeporc, are a vital part for Hypor’s expansion in Latin America.” Hypor currently has a strong presence in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico and has partners in Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala as well is expanding its reach to include Peru and Brazil in 2017. “We look forward to partnering with new distributors throughout Latin America,” Prieto says. “And to continue supporting American producers with our balanced product portfolio and technical solutions.”