December 27, 2017
Sichuan's Tie Qi Li Shi Group imports 1,000 Canadian GP pigs
On November 23, 2017, the 1,000 Canadian Grandparent pigs imported by Tie Qi Li Shi Group arrived at Changsha Huanghua International Airport in Hunan Province.
This marks the third time the company (Tieqilishi Animal Husbandry Science & Technology) is importing international breeds. After a 45-day quarantine period, the pigs would be transferred to Sichuan Province.
According to Sichuan's modern swine breeding programme, from 2017 to 2018, 2,500 high quality breeding pigs would be imported from abroad. This task would be primarily undertaken by the four nucleus farms from the national-level breeding companies - Sichuan Tianzow Breeding, Jiangyou New Hope Hai Bo Er breeding company, Mianyang Ming Xing agricultural company, and Tieqilishi itself.
Breeding pigs are required to be healthy and disease-free, with a paternal index of above 120, and a maternal index of above 105.