Protein Feed Samples from a Tianjin-based Company Test Positive for ASFV; Guangdong Reports its Third Case

China on Tuesday [25 December 2018] confirmed a new case of African swine fever in Huizhou city, Guangdong Province, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs. On a farm of 90 pigs in Huizhou’s Boluo county, 11 were confirmed infected with the viral disease and 11 were dead, the ministry said, citing a

Shenzhen-listed Tangrenshen Group Detects ASFV in Samples of its Animal Feed

China’s pork industry is under renewed pressure following the first reported African swine fever contamination in animal feed supplies, raising fears the disease will spread further across the country. The discovery occurred during inspections at a major Chinese animal feed maker, prompted by a new outbreak of African swine fever on the weekend at a

China Approves Ukrainian Exports of Sunflower Meal and Sugar Beet Pulp

Ukraine has been approved to export sunflower meals and sugar beet pulp to China, State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Consumer Protection said in a statement on Monday [20 November 2017]. According to the statement, China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine has approved seven Ukrainian companies for sunflower meals deliveries

Ukraine Hopes to See China Green Light Shipments of Fish, Animal Feed, Eggs, and Other Food Products

Ukraine is interested in expanding the presence of its agricultural producers in the Chinese market, Ukraine’s State Service for Food Safety and Consumer Protection said on Tuesday [15 August 2017]. In particular, this year, Ukraine plans to start exporting fish products and animal feeding stuff to China, the agency said in a statement following the

UK Assistance Program to Promote Agri-Tech in China

Drones that plant seeds, robots that pick fruit, smart boots that absorb data about the health of poultry-they are all innovations in agricultural technology that are swiftly transforming the way food is produced and managed in the 21st century. China, which faces the challenge of feeding the world’s largest national population, is teaming up with

The Dalian Commodity Exchange Launches New Soymeal Futures Options, Sugar Options Expected Next

Dalian Commodity Exchange launched new soymeal futures options on Friday [31 March 2017] – the first commodity options in China – offering one more hedging tool for investors, as well as soybean processing firms. The exchange is also considering launching futures options for more commodities, such as corn and soybeans, according to Wang Fenghai, managing

COFCO Group to Implement Mixed-Ownership Reforms Including IPOs and ESOPs

Shares of three listed units of State-owned China National Cereals, Oils and Foodstuffs Corp rose sharply on Wednesday [22 February 2017], after the country’s biggest food supplier by volume announced further plans for mixed-ownership reform on Monday. COFCO Biochemical (Anhui) Co Ltd stocks reached their 10 percent daily limit in early trading hours, and settled