AMVC, Bretanha announce a joint venture in Brazil

posted on Thursday, October 13, 2022 in Central Region News

Bretanha_AMVCOctober 13, 2022 (Audubon, IOWA) – AMVC, the ninth largest pork producer in the United States, and Bretanha, the leading swine reproductive company in Brazil, today announced they will form a strategic partnership called Bretanha - AMVC Management Services.

This new business combines AMVC's knowledge and experience in swine management and Bretanha's breeding and reproduction expertise to create a comprehensive swine management company focused on bringing innovation and efficiency to Brazil's swine producers.

"We are excited to partner with Bretanha to bring proven management strategies to the Brazilian swine market," said Dr. Steve Schmitz, veterinarian, and managing partner at AMVC. "For 30 years, AMVC has professionally raised pigs, offering producers effective solutions to improve operations and overall animal wellbeing. As we expand into a new market, we are proud to partner with a company equally committed to providing long-term value to swine producers and the swine industry."

The companies plan to share resources and leverage each other's strengths to provide Brazilian swine producers with a progressive system approach to pork production and innovative reproductive technologies.

"Bretanha's vision is to be a leader in swine reproduction by creating innovative management strategies to improve reproductive performance in swine," Said Pedro Ivo de Quadros Filho, owner of Bretanha. "This joint venture supports our goal to continuously grow and improve Brazilian pig farms and provides opportunities to increase our presence in our key markets."

About AMVC

AMVC is a progressive, diversified agribusiness committed to improving livestock production and animal wellbeing. We provide livestock producers with management, veterinary, nutritional, marketing, administrative, human resources, and facility construction expertise. To learn more about AMVC, visit

About Bretanha Performance Reproductiva

Based in Passo Fundo/RS, Bretenha is Brazil's leading swine reproductive company. With more than 20 years of experience in swine breeding, Bretanha serves 1.3 million sows with its artificial insemination and automation technologies and operates four semen production centers. To learn more about Bretanha, visit