Pig International - September 2017 - 4
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Large-scale Chinese pig farms
to benefit from subsidy plan
Efforts seek to focus China's live pig farms into several large-scale
farms instead of countless small and inefficient ones
BY PATRICK SCHREIBER
The Chinese government wants
to increase the scale of pig
farms throughout the country by
implementing subsidy policies to
support large, live pig farmers.
Furthermore, the efforts in environmental protection are increasing, as China's cities suffered heavy
pollution in 2016. As a result, the
deadline for farmers to move out
of the forbidden areas in urban regions in China will be in 2017.
The policy is supporting China's environmental protection efforts, as
Market intelligence firm CCM most of the small farmers could not raise the money to effectively take
has analyzed the main factors
care of the pollution they caused.
driving the live pig industry in
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China in 2017, which is the third
largest pig exporting nation in the world with an export
into several large-scale farms instead of countless small
value of US$483,354,000 in 2015, following only the
and inefficient ones. This policy is supporting China's
Netherlands and Denmark.
environmental protection efforts, as most of the small
farmers could not raise the money to effectively take
care of the pollution they caused. The main focus of the
The deadline for farmers to remove live pig farms
developing areas lays in the northeast and the southwest
from the forbidden farming areas in China, mostly locatof China; the huge western area of the country is consided in the urban southern regions of China as well as along
ered as a moderate developing area for the pig industry.
the coastline, will be reached by the end of 2017. This
More large-scale farms will ease the control of the
indicates that all remaining farms in the area by this time
pig supply and therefore stabilize the market trend and
will be demolished by the Chinese government.
The concept of forbidden areas for China's live
Another problem of the traditional pig industry in
pig farming was first implemented in the Law of
China, marked by a large number of small individual
Environmental Protection of the People's Republic of
live pig farms, was the difficulty in coordinating and
China in 2015 and seeks to focus China's live pig farms
controlling those farms - the typical fluctuation in
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