Scandinavian Farms and Genesus Collaboration in China

Jørgen Lindberg,CEO of Scandinavian Farms.

Genesus is pleased to announce the successful shipment of 3 plane loads of swine genetics from Genesus Nucleus Farms in the United Kingdom to Scandinavian Farms Pig Industries of Lianyungang, China.


Scandinavian Farms is a Danish Corporation which established a Danbred Nucleus Herd in China in 2013. Scandinavian Farms current production capacity is 14,000 sows.

In a recent magazine article in his native Denmark, Jørgen Lindberg, CEO of Scandinavian Farms was asked the following.


“Why do you switch now from Danbred to Genesus?” 

“It is an important decision when choosing which genes to build your herd on. Therefore, we have examined the market and the various suppliers very thoroughly. Overall, we think we get the best solution with Genesus, both when we look at the agreement and the terms, as well as when it comes to the pigs we get from Genesus.”

– Jørgen Lindberg, CEO of Scandinavian Farms 

“Were you not satisfied with DanBred’s pig?”

“Yes – the pigs from DanBred have the best genes in the world, and it went well. We had both a nucleus herd with 1,600 DanBred sows that we owned together with DanBred, and a production herd with 14,000 sows and the production of 350,000 slaughter pigs annually. But we have learned that pig production in China is not the same as in Denmark. We cannot expect our employees out here to manage the pigs as we are used to in Denmark. That is why we are now switching to pigs that do not need near the same thorough care to produce good results.”
– Jørgen Lindberg, CEO of Scandinavian Farms 

“What is it that the pigs from Genesus can?”

“With the Genesus sows we get about 16.5 piglets per litters compared to DanBred’s 17-18 piglets. In contrast, the birth weight of the Genesus pigs is quite a bit higher and the pigs are stronger. In Chinese conditions, we believe that it is an advantage with fewer, but in turn stronger piglets, which easier will get all the way to slaughter. As another important factor, feed is 60 percent more expensive in China than in Denmark. Therefore, it is important that the pigs are strong from birth so that they utilize the feed better and reach the slaughter weight faster.”
– Jørgen Lindberg, CEO of Scandinavian Farms


Source: Danish agricultural newspaper “LandbrugsAvisen”
Article Written by Einar Bo Thomsen

Scandinavian Farms and Genesus have established a Genetic Service and Marketing Agreement. Scandinavian Farms will work jointly with Genesus in selling Genesus Genetics in China.

“Genesus is proud to have the opportunity to work with Jorgen Lindberg and his team at Scandinavian Farms. The long-term genetic agreement we have entered into together will allow us to strongly market Genesus genetics in China and is proof of our commitment to the Chinese swine industry”

– Mike Van Schepdael, Vice President of Genesus 

One of 3 planes being loaded.