Today there is great opportunity for international companies willing to engage in the right way with Chinese counterparts, in the business of piglet feeds. The Chinese businesses need expertise, new product ideas, and technology to move their pig market along. Perhaps, knowledge transfer is currently the most valuable commodity in agriculture!
Feed costs are currently a major burden to pig producers all around the world. Maize, wheat, rice, soy beans, and other protein crops all command very high prices and this situation seems set to continue.
When it comes to pig nutrition, we all understand that feed represents about 60-70 percent of costs of production in the production of pigs. With the present position around the world for feed commodities and raw materials in general, this is probably higher in many countries now with no end to the pressure in sight.