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Pig semen is to be exported from Britain to China after a £45million deal was agreed by the two countries.
Prime Minister David Cameron secured an agreement for the UK to supply exports of the semen to Chinese breeders during his three day trade visit to China.
It follows industry lobbying in the Far Eastern country after a deal for the export of live pigs between the countries was signed last year.
In the new year, four artificial insemination centres in England and Northern Ireland, which are operated by some of the world's biggest pig breeding companies will begin exporting frozen and fresh semen.
A Downing Street spokesman said: "We're doing all we can to ensure that businesses up and down the country reap the rewards from our relationship with China. And that includes our pig farmers."And we're not stopping there - we're talking to the Chinese about serving up pigs trotters on Beijing's finest dining tables. That would be a real win-win - a multi-million pound boost for Britain and a gastronomic treat for Chinese diners."
HP Sauce: http://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/david-cameron-secures-45m-pig-semen-deal-between-uk-and-china-8982318.html
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