Despite the huge losses suffered as a result of African Swine Fever, Chinese pork production continues to bounce back and drive huge demand for imports of whey. In fact, pork production in 2021 looks set to reach more than 49 million tonnes, with the number of large-scale pork farms having increased by 18,000 last year to reach 178,000, according to figures released by China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs.
Yet, although sow numbers are up, growth has slowed, with the average price of domestic pork falling for 20 consecutive weeks, reveals Richard Field in this month’s Dairy Products China News.
Exclusive Chinese dairy market analysis in this issue:
- China Milk Quotient Static in 2021
- China's 3rd-child policy – Some Good News for the IMF industry
- Draft National Standards for Cream, Butter and AMF
- Four draft milk standards issued for soliciting public opinion
- Mengniu Targets GUMPs
- Primavera Capital to acquire IFCN China from Reckitt Benckiser
- Youran Dairy Goes Public
- Sunshine Dairy’s Listing Accepted
- Raw Milk Prices Rise Moderately in June
- China Dairy Imports in June 2021
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