December 23, 2008
China - Update on recent industry developments (week ended Dec 23, 2008)
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Gansu province's biggest live hog slaughterhouse starts operations
Gansu province's Lanzhou Jindelong Live Hog Slaughterhouse facility has started operations with a daily slaughter capacity of 2000 heads. RMB20 million has been invested and it occupies 24 mu of land. The facility uses the latest hog slaughter equipment and is the only facility in the province that boasts an integrated slaughter water handling system and complete cold room processing line. The facility can be compared with large scale and modern slaughterhouse standards.
Dalian's Hanwei Group to resume egg products exports to Hong Kong, Ukraine
The Hanwei Group based in Dalian is to resume its egg product exports from Dec 17 after being halted over concerns of melamine contamination. Shipments of egg powder and liquefied eggs are headed for Hong Kong and Ukraine on Dec 17. Importer from Ukraine signed a sales marketing contract with Hanwei.
According to sources, Hanwei delivered 115,000 tonnes of egg powder to Ukraine and seven tonnes of liquefied egg to Hong Kong. An additional 100 tonnes of egg powder and liquefied egg will go through thorough checks at Liaoning's quarantine bureau and will be shipped to international markets.
Hebei's Shijiazhuang Shuanghe Eco-breeding Base flies in quality-breed hogs
On Dec 21, Shijiazhuang Shuanghe Group flew in from the United Kingdom 525 heads of breeding hogs.
These 525 pigs first landed at Jinzhou's pig breeding quarantine facility, and can only be transferred to breeding areas only after the 45-day quarantine period.. This import of breeding hogs will boost Hebei's pig species to provide better quality pork to consumers.
Shandong will invest RMB50 billion to expand food production
Shandong recently unveiled a 10-year plan to invest RMB53 billion to expand domestic food production to hit its goal of producing 50 billion kilograms of food.
Shandong province will abide by three fundamentals, namely keeping basic farmland at above 80 million mu, maintaining a total production of at least 35 billion kilogrammes, and ensuring harvested land at above 100 million mu. This year Shandong's food crop registered a record level of 42.6 billion kilogrammes, an increase of 2.7 percent on-year, realising the goal of a six-year increase.
Henan's Huaying Group exports cooked duck to Africa
Henan's Huaying Group exported cooked duck, smoked duck breast meat and duck rolls- a total of 4.846 tonnes of meat to Africa. This is the first time Huaying has exported cooked duck meat to Africa.
The Huaying Group is diversifying its market, diverting from the traditional Japanese, Korean and other Asian markets to foray into the emerging markets in the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa. Huanying Group has established itself as the largest duck meat processor in the world.
Mengniu Group to set up the largest breeding base in Fengdong, Anhui
China's dairy manufacturer, Mengniu Group has signed an agreement with Anhui Feidong County to invest RMB600 million at Bailong town to build a 20,000-head modern dairy cattle animal husbandry base. The base will take up 2000 mu of land and will be Mengniu's largest in the country. Mengniu has established more than 20 animal husbandry production bases in 15 provinces throughout the country.
Fujian's aquaculture exports up to Nov nears last year's total volume
According to customs statistics, from January to November this year, Fujian's import-export aquaculture products reached US$1.55 billion, increasing by 14.84 percent compared to same period last year. Total volume of aquaculture products reached US$1.012 billion, registering a surge of 7.55 percent from same period last year and nears last year's total exports of US$1.044 billion; imports total US$0.538 billion, increasing by 31.62 percent on-year.
The three top products are grilled eel, processed shrimp, processed crab, all of which make up 47.37 percent of total exports. As for aquaculture imports, Fujian imports mainly fishmeal that totals US$0.41 billion or 76.12 percent of total imports, hitting an increase of 34.96 percent same period.
China-Philippines joint venture invests RMB500 million in Sichuan pig breeding base
On Dec 19, a pig breeding project with an annual capacity of 30 0000 quality-breed hogs, started laying foundation at its premises in Jintang County of Chengdu, Sichuan province. This is a Sino-Philipine modern eco-breeding park project.
The investment by Chinese Filipino Wu Cheng Zhong covers 1060 mu of land. The facility will raise 15,000 heads of quality-breed pigs, 300,000 heads of commercial hogs a year, besides having a 100,000-tonne annual capacity feed manufacturing plant, a pig slaughterhouse and a methane power station. The first phase of investment costs RMB300 million and is slated to start operations in 2010. This new live hog eco-park will bring about advanced development in the province's live hog industry.