The Prime Minister's spokesman has confirmed we will send China all the pig semen they could possibly dream of in 2014.
Four artificial insemination centres operated by some of the world's biggest pig breeding companies in England and Northern Ireland are expected to start exporting fresh and frozen semen early in the new year.
The deal follows a similar agreement last year on the export of live pigs.
China’s demand for pigmeat is exploding - and they can’t meet their own pig needs.
China's self-sufficiency in pigmeat production has plummeted in the past twenty years. The OECD predicts that China will surpass the European Union as the world's largest per-person consumer of pigmeat by 2022, as the rapidly expanding middle class switches from a predominantly vegetable-based diet to a meat-based one.
"We can buy all you can deliver," Premier Li Kequiang said in Bucharest recently, while agreeing to buy three million pigs from Romania over the coming years.