December 02, 2003
Northern Ireland Exported Pigs To Ukraine
Northern Ireland pig breeder (and NPA board member) Robert Overend last week exported 128 Deepark Herd Large Whites to the Ukraine.
The shipment, which included 22 boars, is a first for Northern Ireland, and may herald more of the same.
The pigs will be used to establish nucleus herds in the Ukraine, the progeny from which will be made available to commercial pig producers. The main factor in Deerpark winning the order attributed to Northern Ireland's high health status.
"This is something we must ensure is retained for the future," said Robert Overend.