Intradco Global shows pigs can fly with UK-China flight

Animal air charter specialist Intradco Global, a subsidiary of Chapman Freeborn, has transported 1,030 purebred pigs from the UK to China.

Landrace, Yorkshire and Duroc pig breeds were transported on a Boeing 747-8F aircraft on behalf of purebred genetics specialist Genesus.

The trip involved a stop in Kazakhstan, during which time the pigs were fed and watered.

Intradco Global used its custom-converted Pig Lift truck to safely and comfortably move the pigs from the transport lorry to their crates. Both the front and back of the Pig Lift are adjustable in height, meaning it can be tailored to suit the levels of both the lorry and the crates. This allows the pigs to walk from one to the other without having to navigate steep ramps.

China is in need of imported pigs due to losing half of its native population to African swine fever since 2018.

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