This past week I had the opportunity to visit Shandong Whiteshire, a joint venture partner of Whiteshire Hamroc, LLC. The farm is located near the town of Wudi, in the Northwest part of the Shandong province and is about a 3.5 hour trip by car from Beijing.
|Picture with Dr. Mike Lemmon outside of the AirWorks™ wean-to-finish barn at Shandong Whiteshire.|
|Crates of Whiteshire breeding stock waiting to be loaded onto the airplane.|
|Crates of Whiteshire breeding stock being loaded onto the airplane bound for China.|
After going through the process of the on-farm quarantine procedures that are in place for newly built farms, they began matings in April. The first litter was farrowed July 18, 2012.
|First litter of purebred Yorkshire GGP pigs farrowed at Shandong Whiteshire.|