Ludhiana, May 9, 2013: Polar Genetics India Pvt Ltd in collaboration with Alberta, Canada- based Polar Genetics (2012) Incorporated, primarily a genetically-improved swine genetics company announces to bring Asia’s 1st Ultra Modern Pig Farm in India, at Grewal Farm village Khassi Kalan, Chandigarh road, Ludhiana.
The foundation stone of shed was laid today. The Ludhiana farm will have the capacity of 50 sows.
“We hope that the Ludhiana project will be launched fully after four months”, said the company authorities at a press conference here on Thursday. The farm is being set up in a land measuring one acres of land, on Chandigarh road, Ludhiana.
The idea is to run pig farming in the country on modern lines by making it more organised and scientific to increase productivity as well as profitability. We strongly believe in the slogan “Save Farmer-Save Nation”.
The farmers will get training in modern piggery breeding practices in modern piggery farm. The company will enter into guaranteed buy back agreements with the farmers, who will not have to worry about marketing of the pigs once they reach maturity (average 100 kgs weight) within a short span of seven months. The company was also in the process of indentifying a site to set up its own pig slaughtering and pork processing plant.
Under the agreement, the Canadian company will supply its Indian channel partner high quality frozen genetically improved boar semen, technologies and management systems to be shared with farmers to make the entire process of breeding and slaughter of pigs, and processing and marketing of high quality pork meats hygienic and scientific.
Similar Ultra Modern Pig Farms will also be set up in other cities across the country in the future. The two companies have already signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to bring highly profitable modern pig farming to India, starting from Ludhiana, Punjab. Alfred Wahl, President of Polar Genetics (2012) Incorporated has more than 40 years experience of working in pig breeding and pig genetics development in Canada.
The high quality pork meats generated in this fashion will find ready acceptability among the ever increasing population of Indians with high incomes in branded hotels, restaurants and fast food joints, thus generating good money for the farmers, just as their counterparts are doing in North America, European Union and Japan.
The focus areas of the Canadian company for introducing modern pig breeding techniques were India and China. Though China boasts of half the pig population in the world, for his company India is a bigger market because there is greater scope for starting modern practices in piggery which is still at a nascent state of development in the country.
In volume terms, piggery is perhaps the fifth largest agricultural practise in Canada, after wheat, cornola, beef and dairy and it could find a pride of place in Indian agriculture, which is taking slow but sure steps towards diversification. In Canada, we would have very few piggery farms with less than 500 sows (female pigs), which can produce more than 12,000 piglets per year. Also there are larger organisations, which may have 40,000-50,000 sows with a capacity to produce upto 10 lakh piglets per year. This speaks volumes of the enormity of the enterprise in Canada.
Among others, Alfred Wahl, President, Polar Genetics (2012) Inc, Canada, was present on the occasion.