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Broilers & Layers
on May 22, 2013

Developments in Chinese poultry production and chicken consumption

China may be the world’s second largest chicken producer, but chicken is not the country’s favorite meat. Changing tastes and more investment, however, mean there are strong prospects for growth.

Poultry farming and chicken consumption in China are expected to grow over the coming years, even if the high price of chicken feed and a tightening labor market are making the operating environment for chicken farms more difficult. 

China is the world’s second largest poultry producer. With 17 million metric…

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