Chinese pig producers are encouraged to record and study data and actively promote reform and development in the agriculture sector, according to Liu Yonghao, president of New Hope Group.

He cited the pig farming of New Hope group as an example, and pointed out that the company pays attention to the nutritional composition of its pig feed. 

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“Allocation and percentage of energy, protein and 21 amino acids in protein — all should be strictly controlled and recorded,” says Yonghao. “Real-time data can help farmers to understand the trophic dynamics of pigs and lead to scientific farming.”

According to Yonghao, China has hundreds of millions of pig farmers. If cloud computing is adopted, then big data can be used to develop a model and establish an information system to create a scientific pig farming industry.