September 8, 2020


Hamlet Protein participates in 17th China International Animal Husbandry Expo




Hamlet Protein participated in the 17th CAHE (China International Animal Husbandry Expo) that took place September 4-6 in Changsha, China.

After months of travel restrictions due to COVID-19, CAHE was the first major feed industry exhibition to welcome nutritionists and veterinarians from integrators, feed mills and premixers, as well as academics from across China. 1,200 companies exhibited at the show which attracted more than 140,000 visitors.

The swine industry in China has been severely affected by African swine fever (ASF), recent heavy rains and flooding, and COVID-19, says Hamlet Protein. This will lead to an estimated decline in pork production in 2020 of about 15%. The production shortfall is partly compensated by increased imports. Piglet prices continue to rise, following a shortage of piglet supply.

"We are happy that we are once more able to interact in a face-to-face setting with our customers. CAHE is a great platform to build relationships and jointly work with customers towards providing alternatives for long-standing practices without compromising the quality or profitability of the production process," says Dr. Yu Feng, regional director APAC at Hamlet Protein.

Shortages in pork supply help drive demand for poultry. A further recovery in foodservice will create additional demand. However, as a production increase is foreseen for H2-2020, poultry price levels are not expected to move much.

"The Chinese government has announced its intention to eliminate the use of antibiotics in livestock feed. The implementation of this new policy is directly impacting the feed industry. At the CAHE we noticed an increasing interest in our highly digestible soy protein specialties. As our company was founded in Denmark, one of the leading countries in piglet production, we are in the position to share insight on how the feed industry can still formulate effective diets without the inclusion of antibiotics," concludes Dr. Feng.

Dr. Yu Feng, regional director APAC at Hamlet Protein (first from right) with his team at CAHE