What's coming for the $45bn Chinese animal feed market?

New feed component regulations, the devastating effects of ASF on pork production and the trade war with the USA.

by 5m Editor
22 August 2019, at 2:37pm

Join us at EuroTier China 2019 and be a part of the comprehensive technical program of conferences and forums developed with the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs.


China has to feed 1.4 billion people a fifth of the world’s population. The animal production industry in China has come a long way from small and labour intensive farms to large and highly automated with the latest in technology and innovation at their disposal.

However the current scenario in China is challenging with African Swine Fever (ASF) effecting the largest pork producing country in the world with an expected unprecedented decline of 25 percent to 35 percent in production in 2019. It is expected that in 2019, Chinese soymeal usage and feed corn usage will drop by 4 percent and 8 percent due the effects of ASF.

The US and China trade war has also had a significant impact on the feed industry, as prices for staple feed imports, predominantly from the US, such as soybeans, sorghum, and other specific feed ingredients such as whey protein are now subject to new tariffs of 25 percent. The Chinese government has also set mandates in motion with regards feed component strategy, which for example, aim to eliminate antibiotic usage in feed by 2020.

Comprehending the nature and the effects of these challenges and changes in the production environment of the feed industry in China is paramount for companies, in order for them to uncover the opportunities arising as a result of these transformations.

EuroTier - the world’s leading brand of trade fairs for animal farming professionals is coming to China. The main objective of the German Agricultural Society (DLG), the organizers of EuroTier China, is to create an ideal platform for the productive exchange of information at a global level with a regional focus.

On 17th and 18th September visitors to EuroTier China can take part in the Feed and Animal Nutrition Conference organized by DLG, the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural. The conference aims to give attendees an overview of all the latest happenings in the feed industry and practical knowledge to take advantage of the changing conditions.

In addition to the Feed and Animal Nutrition Conference, visitors at EuroTier can benefit from a large selection of expertly curated conferences and presentations that is apt for the Feed Industry such as the Animal and Food Safety Alliance Conference, and presentations on “How to produce pigs without use of Antibiotics” and “New feeding technologies for calves.”

The complete list of conferences, seminars and forums at EuroTier China can be found at – EuroTier China Technical Program.
EuroTier China takes place from the 19-21 of September 2019 at Qingdao International Exhibition Centre, in the Shandong Province of the People’s Republic of China.