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The US became the largest source country of China’s imported breeding pigs in 2017, and the strains of breeding pig we

China Agriculture Report By CnAgri2018-02-09 09:26:40China Agriculture Report Print
Keywords:Livestock Hog Feed
Hog price was decreasing and hog farming industry suffered heavy losses from 2013 to the first quarter of 2015; and the state has carried out strict environmental protection policy since 2016, so breeding pig enterprises have started to reduce import volume of breeding pigs since 2014. After continuous low import quantity of breeding pigs for two years, China’s import volume of breeding pigs showed restorative growth trend and totally imported 11174 breeding pigs in 2017, up 96.52% year on year.
Breeding swine industry in the US ended its sluggish over the past three years, and took up half of China’s import volume of breeding pigs. In 2017, China’s import volume of breeding pigs from the US, France and Canada was 5608 head, 3775 head and 1539 head respectively, occupying 50.19%, 33.78% and 13.77% of the national import volume separately, while in 2016 the import volume from these three countries respectively was 105 head, 913 head and 3685 head.
The import situation of breeding pigs in 2017 reflects that China’s demand of hog market has developed to pursuing overall performance and benefits from upholding single character. 34.9% breeding pigs imported from the US by China in 2017 are PIC breeding pigs (PIC pig is synthetic strain, having the characteristics of both paternal line and maternal line and higher production performance in various aspects), except which, American breeding pigs and French breeding pigs respectively took up one third of China’s total import volume. It reflects the diversification of source countries of breeding pigs imported by China.
Although domestic swine breeding technology has been rising in recent years, it still lagged behind foreign countries. At present, domestic breeding enterprises are scattered with great number, but very few of them can compete with international large scale breeding enterprises. On the whole, domestic breeding pig industry has a long way to go and has greater development space in the future.
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