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China's pig farmers move north; disrupting world's top meat, grain markets

At least eight listed companies have announced or confirmed plans to produce around 17 million pigs annually in the north-east in coming years

Reuters  |  Beijing 

China's largest pig farming companies and new entrants are racing to build vast, modern hog farms in the north-eastern cornbelt, expanding the world's biggest pork market and upending traditional trade flows in meat and grain. At least eight listed companies have announced or confirmed plans to produce around 17 million pigs annually in the north-east in coming years. Many more companies, including the country's biggest pig farmer, Guangdong Wen's Foodstuff Group Co Ltd, are building farms in the area, suppliers and sources say, adding to China's annual $1 ...

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First Published: Thu, November 23 2017. 13:48 IST
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