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China Scaling Up Pork Production

How is China changing its pork production practices to meet Chinese consumer demand?
SwineCast China 2012 Trip
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Ned Arthur, SwineCast.com, along with several people from JBS United are in Quingdao, China this week and next as part of a Chinese pork production learning series.

Ned shares a report from the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy that highlights the scaling of pork production requirements to meet the needs of the Chinese consumer. Meat consumption has quadrupled in China since 1980 to its current level (2011) of 54 kg (119 pounds) per person per year. That increase in demand results in building a pork production infrastructure, requiring more of all inputs, including feed grains, nutrients, and animal health products [PDF].

From SwineCast.com, some posts from Ned:


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