November 28, 2008
China - Update on recent industry developments (week ended Nov 28, 2008)
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Tiankang builds largest national-level breeding hog base in Xinjiang
Tiankang (Consortium) imported 230 breeder hogs from America to the breeding hog base in Xinjiang. This is the largest import of high quality breeder hogs in Xinjiang and northwest region.
The base, built with an investment of RMB180 million, is situated at Changji, Xinjiang. It is understood that it will have 40,000 breeder hogs upon completion and will be the largest national-level high quality hog breeding base in Xinjiang. It will provide Xinjiang 200,000 high quality piglets annually.
Tiankang (Consortium) Pte Ltd currently has a modern meat-processing base that has the capacity to slaughter 1 million hogs annually. It produces products that meet the European Union's standard and exports to central Asia and Russia. The company has also set up more than 60 Fangxin meat chain shop outlets in Urumqi.
China's largest starch sugar producing factory is set up in Jinzhou, Liaoning
Dacheng Jinzhou Food Company's starch sugar producing factory has started production yesterday. It has an annual production capacity of 200,000 tonnes and will be the largest starch sugar producing factory in China.
Dacheng Jinzhou Food Company is an overseas investment by Dacheng Food Company (Hong Kong). The company invested RMB240 million (US$35million) to build the factory and construction began on September, 21, 2007 at the newly developed area in Binhai, Jinzhou. It will produce more than 40 products of the four main starch sugars, such as malt sugar, high malt sugar, isomaltooligosaccharide and glucose. The factory will use the latest international production technology and have the highest degree of automation in China.
As the factory will use mainly cornstarch as its raw material, it will complete the corn-processing chain in Jinzhou. With enhanced value to corn processing, the increased demand for cornstarch will promote the corn production in Jinzhou and nearby area.
Hit by the melamine scandal, Hebei did not export any dairy products and fresh eggs in October
As melamine was still detected in some food products, Hebei did not export any dairy products and fresh eggs in October. In the first nine months of 2008, Hebei exported US$2.302 million worth of dairy products. The amount exported during this period exceeded the amount exported for the whole of the previous year. Affected by the melamine scandal, there was no export in October. Part of Hebei's export of agriculture products has been severely affected by the "poisonous dumplings" and the melamine incidents. According to data, the province export of dumplings and related products has always maintained at an annual average of US$2.4 million since 2003.
The province exported US$232,000 worth of dumplings in January 2008. However, the export dropped to US$94,000 in February 2008 after the "poisonous dumplings" incident in January 2008. The demand for the dumpling has fallen in recent period as the economies of the main export markets, e.g. Japan and Europe, declined. As a result, the export market of Hebei's agricultural products, especially food industry, is undergoing a tough time.
Daye Hubei to have a large-scale aquatic processing centre
Daye, Hubei and Derun Shengtaikeji signed an agreement to build Baoan Lake Aquatic Processing Centre two days ago. It will be a large-scale center located at the eastern part of Hebei.
Derun will invest RMB330 million(US$48million) to build Baoan Lake Aquatic Processing Centre. The center will have a catchment processing facility and production of specialized aquatic products. It will produce mainly five products from fresh water fish, e.g. high quality processed fish oil products, basic medical products that teat dementia, jelly derived from fish scales, fish meal and grinded fish products.
The largest in Asian tricalciumphosphate (TCP) factory in Yichang, Hubei starts production
The largest feed usage TCP producing factory in Asian has started production in Yichang, Hubei's development zone on Nov 18. The factory is built by Hubei's Sanxinlinhua and has an annual production of 400,000 tonnes of TCP. It will replace the production void of the product in China.
TCP is an important mineral feed additive. The new factory produces little pollution and has low production cost. It also uses the once commonly discarded low-graded phosphorus ore, thus, creating a new and reasonable venue of using phosphorus resource. Hubei's Sanxinlinhua is a joint venture between Hubei's Shennongjia Mining and the Japanese company, Mitsubishi & Co.