China imports 1,012 American boars

2017-06-18 13:25:22 GMT2017-06-18 21:25:22(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

CHANGSHA, June 18 (Xinhua) -- A chartered plane with 1,012American boars aboard arrived in central China's Hunan Province onSunday, the second time for the province to import breeding swinefrom the United States.

The plane departed from Chicago. The boars will be quarantinedfor 45 days before they are distributed to pig farms in theprovince and neighboring areas.

The boars were imported by China Animal Husbandry Group. Theywere selected from six pig farms in the U.S. and underwent aquarantine inspection before boarding the plane.

In 2012, Hunan imported more than 1,000 boars from the U.S. forthe first time through chartered flight.

Importing boars can improve the quality of local breeding swinefor Hunan, one of the major pig raising provinces in the country,said Wang Xinwu, deputy head of the Hunan Entry-Exit Inspection andQuarantine Bureau.

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