December 3, 2008
TOPIGS purchases of Maple Leaf Agri-Farms' swine genetics operations
Press Release

TOPIGS Canada Inc. announced that it has completed the purchase of the swine genetics business operations and assets from Maple Leaf Agri-Farms. 


Under the terms of the sale agreement, TOPIGS Canada acquired Maple Leaf Agri-Farms' genetics business, including the assets of Lean Team International, a marketing arm of the genetics business, along with a nucleus farm located in Manitoba, Canada.  The two companies have also formalised an agreement where TOPIGS Canada will supply genetics to Maple Leaf Agri Farms hog production operations. 


"The swine genetics of Maple Leaf Agri-Farms combined with the existing activities of TOPIGS in Canada form a perfect basis for the future developments of our business in Canada," said Martin Bijl CEO of Pigture Group. "With the purchase we expand our market share and acquire market knowledge that make it possible to grow further."


TOPIGS is part of Pigture Group and headquartered in Vught, the Netherlands. TOPIGS is involved in pig genetics and with its subsidiaries, agents and distributors, is active in more than 30 countries.


Maple Leaf Agri-Farms is an independent operating company of Maple Leaf Foods Inc, a leading food processing company, headquartered in Toronto, Canada. 

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