Genesus swine seedstock producer has announced its first genetic production nucleus to be placed in Western Europe. Specifically, the unit is a sow facility to be located on an isolated plateau in central Spain. This biosecure operation will produce Genesus purebred gilts for customers in Spain, according to company officials.
"Genesus’ commitment of delivering top quality, healthy swine genetics to our customers has made necessary for us to find a European location and facility that would meet not only our biosecurity, and logistics requirements but also new European animal welfare regulations," company officials point out.
Like producers in many other countries, Spanish pork producers have been financially pressured by high feed prices, and financial losses. "Genesus believes that the future success in swine production is the adaption of technology that maximizes productivity and produces returns," company officials note. "Genesus’ Spanish genetic production is our commitment and belief in the future of Spain’s swine industry."