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we are looking for meishan sperm (Holland)

Willco Junior Member
edited December 2011 in Pig Tales and Stories
We are currently breeding Kunekune pigs in the Netherlands and so we have quite some experience with the breeding of hobby pigs.

Since August 2010 we also have a Meishan gilt which we imported from Austria. She really is gorgeous.

The history of the meishan pigs in Europe is just a very short story. A herd of three arrived in Germany about 28 years ago and that's it. From that herd all other meishans all over Germany, Austria and now also Holland descend from those three imported pigs, which means that there is a high percentage of inbreeding.

So, we are now looking for someone with experience who could eventually send us properly conditioned sperms of an original meishan boar from the USA, in order to create new bloodlines over here. So far there are only two young and fertile sows living in our country. We know them both very well, because one is ours and the other one belongs to one of our good friends in another province of this country and this other one is our MeiLan's halfsister.

Of course we also possess our own website in the Dutch language and this is the location on the web :

If anyone who is at present reading this request of ours and he/she might help us, please then do not hesitate to contact us at [email][/email]

We are very grateful to you for your time and consideration.

We are very much looking forward to what this message will develop ... ?

Thank you very much.

William & Marco from the Netherlands.


  • Stevie G Super Moderator
    edited December 2010
    :D Hi there guys, the first meshians to arrive in the states in 1989 went to Iowa State University so I suggest you get intouch with them!!
    Give that a try and see where it leads you.
    Certain breeding companies in the UK incorporate the Meshian breed into their shire lines ie Cotswold, PIC, etc., so it may pay to get intouch with them!!!!!
    Good luck.
  • BOTAM Junior Member
    edited January 2011
    Yes, try PIC UK or Germany they probably have some left. If not there, PIC US should have some...
    Good luck.
  • Willco Junior Member
    edited February 2011
    Thank you very much guys. We appreciate your input very much. We are now in the process of looking for a meishan boar from the US or from China directly in order to get new blood over here as all meishans descend from the same bloodlines which were imported into germany about 28 years ago. So it is no good to find a boar in Germany as he is absolutely related to our saws. We'll keep on crossing our fingers that PIC can mean something for us. We are in contact with them. Thanx again.
  • Stevie G Super Moderator
    edited February 2011
    Let us know how you go!!!!:D
  • Willco Junior Member
    edited February 2011
    a certain Health Assurance Manager at PIC Europe (Benelux) is now for us in contact with his American collegue, whom is trying to collect and send to Holland semen from a US meishan boar in a frozen condition for A.I. here. We are very happy so far. More persons are currently in the process of looking into making this happen. We are so glad, I can't tell ...;)

    Of course I'll keep you all posted from as soon as there is some progress.
  • Stevie G Super Moderator
    edited February 2011
    Glad to see things are happening!!!:D
    And, of course keep us posted.
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