Big Pig Shipment Sent to China from Winnipeg Airport

Special Delivery to China
Hogs are loaded onto the plane at the James A. Richardson International Airport on Tuesday, July 10, 2012. (WAA HANDOUT)

The Winnipeg Airport Authority said James A. Richardson International Airport saw some unique passengers Tuesday – 850 hogs.

The swine, destined for breeding stock, are on their way to Chengdu, China. Manitoba company Genesus Genetics shipped the hogs.

“As a Manitoba-based company, we are very fortunate to have excellent facilities at Winnipeg Richardson International Airport,” said Genesus Genetics VP Mike Van Schepdael in a statemet. “Developing quality breeding stock is our passion; sharing our expertise around the world quickly and efficiently is made possible through cargo flights.”

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