SOURCE: Tianli Agritech

Tianli Agritech

April 14, 2011 08:00 ET

Tianli Agritech Upgrades Breeding Stock

WUHAN, CHINA--(Marketwire - Apr 14, 2011) - Tianli Agritech, Inc. (NASDAQ: OINK) ("Tianli" or the "Company"), a leading producer of breeder hogs and market hogs based in Wuhan City, China, announced today that it has imported 120 high-value purebred French Yorkshire hogs for use in its hog breeding operations. The purebred Yorkshires were imported from France and will be added to the Company's genetic breeding pool to provide high-quality breeding stock to Tianli's ten farms in the Hubei Province area.

Tianli Agritech has carefully developed its breeding stock and continually refines the genetic characteristics of its breeding stock to improve the qualities of the hogs it produces. Yorkshire hogs are prized for their nursing behavior and ability to produce large litters of hogs. The Company plans to crossbreed these purebred Yorkshire hogs with other breeds that it maintains in its breeding pool to produce a line of hogs with a combination of desirable traits. It will also maintain a pool of purebred French Yorkshires.

"While we expand our production by bringing our new farms up to capacity, we also remain very focused on further improving the highly-regarded quality of our breeder and market hogs," began Ms. Hanying Li, Chairwoman and CEO of Tianli Agritech. "Our recently announced entry into the retail market provides us with an excellent opportunity to display the quality of our hogs to China's consumers who increasingly seek superior pork meat. We look forward to utilizing these new purebreds to improve our products, and to provide our customers with efficient breeders and higher quality market hogs."

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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