China

Shennong imports breeding pigs to boost herd

Shennong imports breeding pigs to boost herd

By Mark Godfrey

Chinese breeder and processor Shennong has announced plans to use imports of American breeding pigs to expand its packaged meat presence in one of China’s least developed but fastest growing consumer markets.

China wants to bring big numbers of cattle from Buma to a new custom-built abattoir

Chinese livestock firm taps up Southeast Asia

By Mark Godfrey

A leading Chinese livestock and meat processing firm wants to tap supply of cattle from south-east Asia, with a cattle quarantine and slaughtering hub planned for the city of Ruili, on the border with Myanmar.

Russian meat firms could benefit from a deal to export poultry to China

Russia eyes Chinese poultry trade as shortages loom

By Eugene Vorotnikov

Russia is planning to promote exports of poultry and pork to China and has already started talks with the Chinese government to increase exports beyond their current low volumes. 

Rotten pork from Denmark was found in a dump in China

Chinese authorities investigate dumped pork

By Mark Godfrey

Worries over cold chain integrity and food safety in the imported meat business have arisen in China, where authorities are seeking to trace the origins of a shipment of Danish pork found in a city dump. 

One shipment of Olymel pig trotters contained traces of the banned drug ractopamine

Farmers probed as China finds banned drug in pork

By Oscar Rousseau

Canadian pork processor Olymel LP is investigating hundreds of its pork suppliers after a shipment of pig feet to China tested positive for residues of the banned growth-enhancing drug ractopamine.

Metro’s retail sales in China have grown at an average of 10% a year in the past decade

China pork retailer nears deal with Metro

By Mark Godfrey

Retail giant Metro and pork retailer Yutu are nearing a deal that would enable China-based Yutu to boost distribution across Asia through stores operated by Germany-based Metro.

China's e-commerce boom will be ignited by a rise in smartphone savvy shoppers

China braced for boom in online food sales

By Oscar Rousseau

Online food sales in China could double in the next decade, thanks to a massive upsurge in smartphone shopping, research firm IGD has claimed.

Donald Trump and Xi Jinping spoke about beef trade, among other issues, at the meeting

US and China to ‘flesh out’ beef deal

By Oscar Rousseau

White House representative Sean Spicer has confirmed Chinese president Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump did discuss expanding beef exports, amid rumours China has relaxed restrictions on US beef.

A potential trade war between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping may hit pork trade

US-China trade war threat analysed

By Oscar Rousseau

The threat of a trade war between two of the world’s most powerful countries China and the United States is low, but analysts warn it could dramatically damage pork trade.