SOURCE: Tianli Agritech

Tianli Agritech

January 03, 2011 08:00 ET

Tianli Agritech, Inc. Closes the Hengdian Farm Acquisition

WUHAN CITY, CHINA--(Marketwire - January 3, 2011) - Tianli Agritech, Inc. (NASDAQ: OINK) ("Tianli" or "the Company"), a leading producer of breeder hogs and market hogs based in Wuhan City, China, today announced that on December 29, 2010 it has successfully completed the acquisition of the assets of the Hengdian Farm, a farm located in Wuhan City that will produce up to 20,000 hogs annually once it reaches full production. The Company will pay the equivalent of approximately $1.5 million in installments to Wuhan Taida Breeding Co. Ltd. for the rights to the land and equipment. The first installment consisted of the $400,000 deposit paid in September which will be retained by the seller, two payments totaling the equivalent of approximately $300,000 to be paid during January, 2011, with the balance of the purchase price to be paid by June 30, 2011. The Company expects to invest $500,000 in breeding stock and capital improvements to bring the farm to full production.

"We are quite pleased to finalize this acquisition on what we consider to be very advantageous financial terms, including a payback period estimated to be less than two years," stated Tianli's Chairwoman and CEO, Ms. Hanying Li. "The facilities we are acquiring are relatively new and are in great condition. We have already begun to select the breeder sows we will transport to our newest farm by February. I am confident that our experienced operations team will seamlessly integrate this farm's operating into the Tianli structure. We will continue to pursue future acquisitions as a key component of our growth plan."

About Tianli Agritech, Inc.

Tianli Agritech, Inc. is in the business of breeding, raising and selling hogs in the People's Republic of China. The Company is focused on growing healthy hogs for sale for breeding and meat purposes. The Company conducts genetic, breeding and nutrition research to steadily improve its production capabilities. For more information about the Company, please visit

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