USSEC Helps China’s Swine Industry Improve Production Levels
- General News
In order to improve China’s swine producer confidence and sustainable development, USSEC invited retired University of Nebraska professor Mike Brumm to help the country’s swine industry improve production level and better use soy products in pig feeds. A series of seminar activities were conducted in mid-September in collaboration with local swine and feed companies for 350 scaled pig producers from Zhejiang, Shandong, Yunnan and Fujian provinces.
NOVUS collaborated with USSEC and organized 50 key feed producers from throughout China for a two-day intensive training course in the city of Xiamen. Presenters included Dr. Brumm; USSEC Animal Utilization – Technical Directors Dr. Sam Shi and Dr. Y.M. Han; and Dr. Sam Baidoo, associate professor at the University of Minnesota, and Dr. Si Guo Wei of NOVUS. Topics included principles and practices for sustained farm management – economic, modeling, and wean-finish; pig diet formulation; and stimulation feed intake for trainees.
USSEC Marketing Director – Animal Nutrition & Meal Pam Helmsing, USSEC and United Soybean Board (USB) director Bob Metz, and USSEC director John Heisdorffer also participated in some of the activities in Xiamen, Fujian.
All series activities were beneficial to Chinese producers and were well-received.