Cargill held the inauguration ceremony of its world-class integrated poultry operation in Lai’an, Anhui today. Gary Locke, ambassador of the United States of America to China; Chris Langholz, president of Cargill Animal Protein China; Stan Ryan, corporate vice president of Cargill, and representatives from Chinese government agencies participated in the ceremony…Full-text article: SYS-CON Media Sep 2013

Key point

  • The poultry plant facility will be able to process roughly 65 million chickens and 176,000 metric tons of poultry products per year

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  • Although pork is the most popular meat in China, chicken consumption has increased due to a variety of reasons which include health concerns about pork products, higher incomes, and more frequent dining out by urban Chinese. Despite poultry’s gain, pork consumption will likely remain high due to government support programs, including purchasing pork for reserves and occasionally subsidizing pork purchases for low-income consumers.

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