Men jailed for importing pig semen to create 'super sow'
By Louise Rennie • Reporter
9:58pm Aug 13, 2019
A WA pig farm has been fined $500,000, and two of its workers jailed, over an "arrogant" plan to create a Danish "super-pig" using smuggled semen.
Danish-owned GD Pork ran a secret breeding program out of its Pinjarra piggery for eight years, cheating Australia's strict quarantine laws.
The company's sole director Torben Soerensen, 39, and breeding manager Henning Laue, 74, admitted to aiding the criminal scheme for a portion of that time, until a tip-off led to its unravelling in 2017.