Since 2011, exchanges and cooperation between China and Germany in the field of livestock breeding have been deepened, and cooperation projects for the development of livestock breeding, such as the cattle and pig industries, have been successively implemented. The first two rounds covered and developed the distribution and structure of breeds in China, triggered the improvement of the technical level of the industry and the strengthening of exchanges between market participants of the two countries. Based on bilateral consultations and with the approval of the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs and the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), the National General Animal Husbandry (NAHS) and the German GFA Consulting Group jointly launched the third phase of the Sino-German Cooperation Project on Sustainable Development of Animal Husbandry in the form of an online video conference on January 19, 2022, and signed the agreement.
While pig prices were at a record high in 2019 due to the outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) and the resulting heavy losses, they have fallen to a low since the beginning of 2021. High raw material prices, especially for feed components, limit economic production. This also applies to the small-scale producers who, with a few pigs in their own households, still account for up to 30% of Chinese pork production.
The linked article (de) explains the background….
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On June 30, 2021, the second project phase of “Sino-German Cooperation in Animal Husbandry” ended. On this occasion, the final meeting of the “Sino-German Cooperation Project for the Further Development of Animal Breeding and Husbandry in China” was held in close cooperation with NAHS on June 16, 2021. The event was hybrid with participants on-site and online. Thus, a total of over 90 people participated in this event.
Vice Premier Hu Chunhua toured Yifa Herding and gained a comprehensive insight into the production and supply of breeding pigs and boar semen production. He encouraged the company to make further efforts to intensify sperm production.
German Farm Consulting published in March 2021 their Handbook “Piglet-Production and Fattening – Practical Work (Best Practice) as paper back.
This handbook is written to support the management of professional pig production farms. Continue reading “Handbook I”
High-ranking visitors at the demonstration farm of the German-Chinese cooperation program “Yifa Animal Husbandry Co, LTD”, in the Chinese Henan province. On September 28th, a delegation led by the Vice-Governor of Henan Province, Mr. Wu Guoding, and others from local authorities, universities and research institutions visited Yifa.
The German Farm Consulting GmbH & Co KG (GFC), Fahrdorf, Germany, together with the ADT Project Consulting GmbH, Bonn, held a webinar on the 25th and 26th of August 2020: “The antibiotic-free feeding of pigs” – as part of the German-Chinese Cooperation Project for the further Development of Animal Breeding and Animal Husbandry in China. About 100 participants, seven speakers, the representatives of the ministries of agriculture of both countries and specialist interpreters were connected via ZOOM on two mornings. Dr. Joerg Krapoth, general manager of GFC and long-term employee ADT in China M.Sc. Henrik Delfs led the webinar from Wahlstedt, Germany.
Within the framework of the “Chinese-German Cooperation Project on Animal Breeding in China” another online supported seminar took place from 15th – 17th July 2020. Organised by the project team in cooperation with the German Farm Consulting (GFC) and the Chinese-German office in Yifa, a three-day seminar on “Selection of gilts and their precise integration” was held at the project demonstration farm Henan Yifa Animal Husbandry Co, LTD.