China's livestock industry produced solid numbers in the first half of 2011, with output of livestock, eggs and milk coming in at 37.22 million tons, 12.9 million tons and 15.12 million tons, respectively, according to the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture. These numbers represented an annual growth of 0.2% (for livestock), 0.8% (eggs) and 3.3% (milk), making it possible for the country to fulfill market demand.

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According to a spokesman from State Statistical Bureau, total production of pork, beef, mutton and poultry in the first half of 2011 reached 37.22 million tons, up 0.2% up from 2010 numbers, in which pork production in particular was 24.43 million tons, down 0.5%.