USSEC Organizes Swine Seminars to Boost Chinese Swine Producers’ Confidence
- General News
Since 2014, China swine producers’ confidence and enthusiasm has declined due to the low price of hogs and the high price of ingredients. In mid-October, USSEC China collaborated with Shanghai Xiangxin Animal Poultry Co., Ltd; Fujian Yongcheng China-U.S. JV Swine Breeding Co., Ltd; Zhuhai Feed Industry Association; Nanchang Qingshan Lake Bainian Animal Health Products Co., Ltd; and DadHank (Chengdu) Biotech Co., Ltd to organize and conduct a series of advanced swine seminars for 550 swine producers. These producers hailed from Shanghai; Beijing; Zhejiang; Jiangsu; Fujian; Guangdong; Jiangxi; and Shandong provinces where 150 million hogs are annually produced. The seminars’ goal was to enhance the pig producers’ confidence and help pull them out of difficulties.
USSEC Animal Utilization (AU) Technical Director Dr. Richard Han and USSEC AU Technical Consultant Dr. Sam Shi, along with Dr. Mike Brumm, adjunct professor from the University of Minnesota, and six local speakers, conducted six seminars on the U.S. modern swine industry and advanced technology, bio-fermented soybean meal in pig feeds, disease prevention and control, and genetic breeding, among other topics. Dr. Brumm emphasized how to improve the economic benefit by reducing the cost of production and increasing productivity while Dr. Han shared his opinions on GMO food and biotech issues, which have been hotly debated topics in China.