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Brand New DanBred Farm Ready in China

by 5m Editor
26 February 2013, at 9:45am

CHINA - A number of Danish investors, including DanBred International, Scandinavian Farms and IFU (Investment Fund for Developing Countries) have invested in Chinese pig production.

The objective is to gain a foothold in the Chinese market, which is the largest in the world. Danish genetics, production systems and production management shall contribute to make pig production in China efficient and improve food safety significantly.

"By importing Danish breeding pigs and basing the production on a Danish concept, we can ensure efficient production and high quality output. This will create a competitive advantage and contribute to increasing food safety in China," said Thomas Muurmann Henriksen, CEO of DanBred International.

The pig genetics company, Lianyungang DanYu Pig Breeding Technology Co., Ltd., has finished the first farm in the Chinese province of Jiangsu. The farm is built as a greenfield project, where new production systems have been established according to Danish standards. The first goal is to produce 3,800 breeding pigs and 7,600 slaughter pigs, with further investments and production expansion to come in the years ahead.

The Danish production of breeding pigs in China will be marketed under the name DanAvl, and the pig genetics company will be the first step in a large Chinese venture.

DanAvl pig genetics has good opportunities in China. The Danish genetics system was established more than 100 years ago, and today DanAvl is a world a leader within research and development. The characteristic of DanAvl is superior production results with exceptionally good feed conversion rate and a Danish average of 28.8 piglets weaned per sow per year. In this way DanAvl genetics has developed to be the most comprehensive and efficient swine genetics in the world based on Return on Investment.

"This is the beginning of an adventure for Danish pig production in China. 50 per cent of the world's slaughter pigs are produced and consumed in China, which makes the Chinese market for pig production the largest by far, and we expect it to increase in the years to come," said Thomas Muurmann Henriksen.

The first shipment of breeding pigs directly from Denmark arrived at the Lianyungang DanYu Pig Breeding Technology Co., Ltd. farm on 17 January 2013.