Up a narrow road on Yaji Mountain in southern China, away from any villages, sows are being checked into high-rise “hog hotels” 1,000 head per floor. Reuters reports that privately owned agricultural company Guangxi Yangxiang has got two seven-story sow-breeding operations underway and is putting up four more, including one with as many as 13 floors…Full Article: China Daily May 2018

Key Points

  • Guangxi Yangxiang is constructing a 13-storey pig farm (11 hectares) that will reportedly house 30,000 sows (adult female pigs) and produce 840,000 piglets per year. If successful, the farm would likely be the largest and most intensive/dense pig farm in the world.
  • Shenzhen Jinxinnong Technology Co. Ltd. (SHE:002548) will reportedly invest CNY 150 million (USD 24 million) in the construction of two 5-story pig (sow) farms in Nanping, Fujian Province.
  • Charoen Pokphand Foods (BKK:CPF) has partnered with Zhejiang Huatong Meat Products (SHE:002840) to construct four 6-story pig farms in Yiwu, Zhejiang Province.

ChinaAg Comments

  • As of 2018, Charoen Pokphand Foods (BKK:CPF) was the largest shareholder of C.P. Pokphand Co. Ltd (HKG: 0043), which is one of China’s largest animal feed producers.
  • Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Yiwu, Zhejiang Province, Zhejiang Huatong Meat Products Co. Ltd. (SHE:002840) is a livestock breeder (e.g. poultry, pigs), animal feed producer, and meat processing firm. The company is primarily known for its pork products and pig feed.
  • Founded in 1999 and headquartered Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, in Shenzhen Jinxinnong Technology Co. Ltd. (SHE:002548) is a pig breeding and animal feed firm. In February 2011, the company was listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.
  • Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Guigang, Guangxi Region, Guangxi Yangxiang Co. Ltd. is a privately owned pig breeding company. In 2005, Guangxi Yangxiang began importing live breeder pigs from the USA. In 2017, the company reportedly produced 1.5 million pigs. As of April 2018, the company had approximately 90,000 sows (adult female pigs, ~60,000 located near Guigang) and 6,000 boars (adult male pigs).

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