A chartered plane with 1,012 American boars aboard arrived in central China’s Hunan Province on Sunday [18 June 2017], the second time for the province to import breeding swine from the United States. The plane departed from Chicago. The boars will be quarantined for 45 days before they are distributed to pig farms in the province and neighboring areas…Full Article: Xinhua Finance June 2017

Key Points

  • The boars (breeding male pigs) were imported by China Animal Husbandry Group.
  • In 2012, for the first time ever, Hunan Province imported more than 1,000 boars from the USA via a chartered flight.

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  • In July 2016, China Animal Husbandry Group (CAHB) announced it would invest a 71.8% stake in a new Mataura Valley Milk dairy factory in Gore, New Zealand (South Island). The dairy will reportedly produce infant formula, ultra-high temperature (UHT) cream, and skim milk powder.
  • From November 2013 to August 2015, China lost 100 million boars and 10 million sows (adult female hogs). China’s pig inventory peaked in 2013.
  • Founded in 1982 and headquartered in Beijing, China Animal Husbandry Industry (SHA:600195) is a Shanghai-listed company that is administrated by China’s State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council (SASAC). The company (aka China Animal Husbandry Group or CAHB) produces and distributes feed additives, veterinary vaccines, milk powder, whey protein, DDGS, alfalfa, poultry (broiler breeders), meat (beef), animal feed (hogs, fish, chickens, ducks), honey, and pet food.
  • China’s pig population and pork production mainly lies along Yangtze River. In 2011, Sichuan province had 51 million pigs (11% of China’s supply) and produced 4.8 million MTs of pork (10% of China’s output). Henan province had 45.6 million pigs and produced 4 million MTs of pork, while Hunan province had 41.5 million heads and also produced 4 million MTs of pork.

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