Food & Beverage

Prospect and Future of China Hog Raising Industry

China’s hog raising industry is mostly backyard raising at small scale. Since 2005, the opportunity cost of emigrating to urban areas for work has increased and environmental regulations have intensified. As a result, the number of backyard raising households declined substantially and hog raising is now of larger scale. As of 2015, more than 50% of hogs were slaughtered at farms with more than 500 hogs going to market per year. Large-scale production has huge room to improve. In the U.S., the process of scaling up hog raising has almost…

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