SOURCE: Tianli Agritech

Tianli Agritech

March 28, 2011 08:00 ET

Tianli Agritech, Inc. Provides Meat Inspection Update

WUHAN CITY, CHINA--(Marketwire - March 28, 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 provided an update on its production policies and procedures. The Company continues to operate under comprehensive and stringent procedures to ensure the production of high quality hog meat at each of its farms.

"Raising healthy hogs has been and will always be our top priority. Tianli is frequently inspected by various governmental agencies to ensure its hog meat and feed do not contain any contaminants, hormones or steroids banned by China's Agricultural Ministry," explained Tianli's Chairwoman and CEO, Ms. Hanying Li. "From the breeder stock we select to the feed we source and blend with our proprietary premix, Tianli takes extraordinary measures to maintain a healthy environment and to attain the highest standards for hog meat. Since commencing operations in 2005, we have never had a health violation or disease outbreak at any of our farms. We further subject our hogs to provincial and national testing and certification standards on a yearly basis." Ms. Li continued, "Producing hogs with meat of high quality and purity has been a basic tenet of Tianli's operating philosophy since it was formed, and we have taken significant steps to achieve that goal and our well deserved reputation as a producer of hogs which consistently exceed the highest meat purity standard."

Tianli operates ten separate hog farms in Wuhan and anticipates completing an acquisition of its eleventh farm in May of 2011. Tianli raises breeder and meat hogs which are fed a proprietary premix that contains no antibiotics or artificial supplements. Tianli's hogs are routinely tested by the Hubei Province Import and Export Commodity Inspection and Quarantine Bureau and have passed all standards for residues of drugs, heavy metals and other contaminants. Tianli has cooperated with the Research Institute of Farming and Veterinary, Hubei Academy of Agricultural Sciences to form a key laboratory and also contracted four independent leading hog veterinary specialists to establish its breeding and feeding methodologies to further ensure the health and quality of the Company's hogs. 

Tianli Agritech believes that its high internal standards, as periodically verified by testing by the agricultural authorities in Hubei province, reflect its fundamental commitment to meat purity and quality. 

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 http://www.tianli-china.com.

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