December 27, 2017
Chia Tai Group to set up 1-million-head "safe, traceable, integrated swine project" in Anhui Province
On November 26, 2017, Chia Tai Group held an opening ceremony in Chengbei Town, Lixin County, Anhui Province, for its one-million-head "safe, traceable, integrated swine project".
In May 2016, the company made a filing with the reform commission of Lixin County for the project, and at the end of the same year, the Ministry of Land and Resources approved the use of 3,040 acres of land. It has been proposed for the construction of eight 3,000-head breeder farms, and 168 standard fattening pig farms each with an annual production of 6,000 head.
Three phases have been scheduled for the project: when production reaches 300,000 head, Chia Tai Group would construct a 300,000-tonne-per-year feed mill; when production hits 400,000 head, a one-million-head-per-year slaughtering facility would be built; and when production grows to 500,000 head, a 50,000-tonne-per-year meat processing factory would be constructed.