Breeder Hogs from the USA Released from Quarantine and Distributed Across China

After being kept in quarantine for 45 days, 980 out of 1,012 breeding hogs imported from the United States were allowed to leave the isolation field in central China’s Hunan Province for farms across China. They included durocs, landraces and large whites – breeds that grow faster and are superior to China’s domestic breeds in

The EU Accounted for Roughly Two-Thirds of China’s Pork Imports in 2016

European farmers benefitted from a doubling of pork exports to China in 2016, according to an official industry organization. Countries including the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain and Denmark led the list of exporters. The UK’s Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board noted that global pork shipments to the world’s second-biggest economy reached 1.6 million metric tons…Full

Beijing-based Private Equity Firm, CDH Investments, to Lower its Stake in WH Group Once Again

WH Group, the world’s largest pork producer, saw its shares plunge the most in more than two years on Friday morning [28 October 2016] after the company said private equity group CDH Investments planned to curb its stake by selling HK$10.6 billion [~US$1.37 billion] through a share placement…Full Article: South China Morning Post Oct 2016

New Zealand Shareholders on Silver Fern and Shanghai Maling Aquarius Deal Vote To Sell

Shareholders in New Zealand’s biggest meat cooperative on Friday [12 August 2016] reaffirmed their support to sell a controlling stake to China’s biggest meat processor. Shareholders of Silver Fern Farms held a second vote on the 50-percent sell-down, including a casting vote, to Shanghai Maling Aquarius Co. Ltd. (Shanghai Maling) with 80.4 percent voting in