Boehringer Ingelheim purchases GST, Belgian biotech company developing and producing stem cell products for horses and pets.
Producers invested more than $150 million to achieve goal of transitioning barns to group housing systems.
Company plans to implement Water Stewardship program at 81 priority facilities.
Company has agreed to rent a 2,500-square-meter hog breeding farm with four hog breeding houses in Guangxi for five years.
Investments align with focus on developing alternative protein sources to help overcome impending global food deficit.
Company says new higher-capacity hopper cars will help perpetuate growth.