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NPA member sends 1,000 breeding pigs to China

6th May 2021 / By Alistair Driver

NPA member Charlie Thompson, from Northamptonshire, sent 1,000 breeding pigs to China last week. 

The pigs from Bridge House Farm, the 2020 National Pig Awards Indoor Producer of the Year, were transported on behalf of Canadian breeding company Genesus.

A total of 1,030 purebred breeding pigs made the 7,000-mile, 14-hour journey from Stansted Airport to Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (CTU) in a Boeing 747-8F aircraft on Tuesday, April 27.

Bridge House China

The 14-hour journey from the UK to China was split up with a stopover in Kazakhstan, during which the pigs had their food and water supplies freshened.

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