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.
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.
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.
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.