WH Group’s Smithfield Foods Rejects Bailout Assistance from the USDA’s Food Purchase and Distribution Program

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) terminated a purchase contract worth $240,000 with Chinese-owned Smithfield Foods that had been awarded under the Trump administration’s agricultural trade bailout program, a move taken at the company’s request, a department spokesman said on Friday [16 November 2018]…Full Article: The Global Times Nov 2018 Key Point In October 2018,

Second Outbreak of ASFV in China Reported in Zhengzhou, Henan Province

An outbreak of African swine fever has been discovered in a slaughterhouse in Zhengzhou, capital of central Chian’s Henan Province, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said Thursday [16 August 2018]…Full Article: Xinhua Aug 2018 Key Point The Zhengzhou slaughterhouse was owned by WH Group (HKG:0288), one of China’s leading pork processors and owner of

Huzhou-based Waste Treatment Company Under Scrutiny after Illegally Dumping Diseased Pig Carcasses

Five people have been detained on suspicion of dumping 300 tonnes of diseased pigs in a mountainous area of Huzhou city [near Shanghai], eastern China’s Zhejiang Province. The city government issued a circular Monday [11 September 2017] accusing the Huzhou Industrial and Medical Waste Treatment Company of sending pigs that died of disease to a

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