DNA Genetics announced an agreement that grants Andrimner the exclusive distribution of genetics to Spain, Italy and Portugal.
"This partnership fits our strategy to be an international genetics company," said Brett Bonwell, DNA Genetics chief executive officer. "Working with a growing, innovative organization like Andrimner, we can leverage our success in North America to this progressive swine market."
The transfer of genetics, both live animals and semen, is already underway from North America to southern Europe for multiplication. DNA Genetics' maternal and terminal lines will be available there in the near future. This will provide producers in southern Europe with the fastest-growing genetics in North America, and help them compete in the global marketplace.
Andrimner CEO Soren Hertel said, "Andrimner can provide pork producers with the highest quality genetics, and has the support of DNA Genetics, a company with a great understanding of the swine sector. We are looking forward to working with DNA Genetics for many years to come."
DNA Genetics, based in Columbus, Neb., offers the most widely used terminal boar line in North America - the Line 600 Duroc boar. DNA Genetics also has North America's fastest-growing maternal line - the Line 241. This combination produces a market pig designed to excel in an integrated pork system.