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Roy Sun

Roy Sun is a journalist with Poultry International China Edition, in Shanghai, China.

ARTICLES

China

Growth in Chinese feed production spurs expansion

Feed machinery manufacturer recently opened the doors to its new, state-of-the-art facility, built to capitalize on opportunity, demand
Muyang Group, one of the largest feed machinery manufacturers in China, put its new Yangzhou city, Jiangsu Province, production facility into operation in early May. With an investment of $212 million (RMB1.3 billion), this state-of-the-art facility covers an area of more than 82.3 acres (500 Mu) and features a large research and development facility. 
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China’s top poultry producers continue long-term growth plans despite difficulties

Despite low profitability and market challenges, China’s major chicken producers are adapting and continuing to expand.
China's broiler industry has not had a good start to the year. Misplaced consumer fears over media reports about "fast-growing" chickens, together with the inappropriate use of antibiotics, dented consumer confidence in broiler meat and depressed demand badly.
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Pig Health

Managing pig diseases requires global cooperation

Modern housing and surveillance are needed to reduce disease risks and new pathogens.
The fact that 50 percent of the world’s pig population are in non-intensive production systems, poses a potential threat to global pig health—new investment is needed to modernize the industry and reduce disease risks. That was the message of pig health expert, Dr Dan Tucker, who delivered the Tom Alexander Memorial Lecture at the 22nd International Pig Veterinary Society in Jeju, Korea, in June.
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Growth and change in the Chinese feed market

China’s feed producers have dramatically increased production over the last decade, and while this growth will continued, difficulties will have to be resolved.
The Chinese feed industry has changed tremendously over the last decade. Total feed output is now comparable to that of the US and the EU, while 10 years ago the country was able to produce only half this amount. Despite this growth, uncertainties remain for the industry, particularly the lack of feed ingredients.
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