The agreement will also include training for Chinese staff in Artificial Insemination and semen handling. Photo credit - Pixabay
A stud farm in Northern Ireland has won the UK's largest ever order from a Chinese customer.
Deerpark Pedigree Pigs, which has seen demand for its exports to China treble over the last few years, will now supply the frozen boar semen to Chinese pig breeders.
According to specialist publication Farming UK, the agreement will also include training for Chinese staff in Artificial Insemination and semen handling.
The news is further good news for the British farming industry after we revealed in August that two pork production facilities in Northern Ireland, together with three in England, had been approved to export pork to China.
The approval for the plants to export their products to China took several months to complete, and involved Chinese officials visiting the facilities to check their standards.
Trade from the two processing plants in Northern Ireland alone could be worth as much as £10 million every year, with the British government claiming the agreement could be worth £200 million to the British economy, and support 1,500 jobs.
The news isn't just good for the British economy. There are expected to be significant environmental benefits, as the facilities will now be able to export pig products which are used in Chinese dishes (such as trotters) but for which there isn't a significant demand in British food.
As a result, the agreement is also expected to bring significant environmental benefits.