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Saturday 06 July 2013

China

Buying UK fertiliser

A joint project between scientists in the UK and China has shown how improved methods of manufacturing nitrogen fertiliser and better use of it by farmers could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by hundreds of millions of tonnes a year.

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China

Cleaning up the dairy industry

Companies that produce baby formula will be required to have their own dairy farms, according to measures released by nine ministries last week.

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Friday 05 July 2013

China

Farm investment in Sudan

Sudan's minister of agriculture Abdel Halim al-Mutafi, announced that his government signed an agricultural cooperation agreement with Beijing which gives Chinese companies several options to operate in Sudan.

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China

Farming black pigs

Tianli Agritech, Inc., China's leading producer of breeder hogs, market hogs and black hogs, has announced that its operating subsidiary, Wuhan Fengze Agricultural Science and Technology Development Co. Ltd., signed a cooperation agreement with Shenzhen Investment Banking International Marketing Group to jointly develop a direct sales program for Tianli's branded black hog meat in Shenzhen and other cities in Guangdong Province.

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Thursday 04 July 2013

China

The best diets for young pigs

A recent seminar in Zhengzhou City, Henan province, China, zoomed in on various dietary issues, including how to use wheat in diets.

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Tuesday 02 July 2013

China

Increase in demand for beef

With more money in their pockets, millions of Chinese are seeking a richer diet and switching to beef, driving imports to record levels and sending local meat firms abroad to scout for potential acquisition targets among beef farmers and processors.

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Sunday 30 June 2013

China

Massive dairy investment

China Mengniu Dairy Co Ltd has signed a deal to buy Yashili International Holdings Ltd for over HK$11 billion ($1.42 billion), marking the most costly merger in China's domestic dairy sector, China Securities Journal reported Wednesday.

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Friday 28 June 2013

China

Fertiliser from the UK

A joint project between scientists in the UK and China has shown how improved methods of manufacturing nitrogen fertiliser and better use of it by farmers could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by hundreds of millions of tonnes a year.

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China

Vaccinating poultry

Inoculation of commercial parent broiler chicken breeders with an F-strain Mycoplasma gallisepticum vaccine during rearing was effective in preventing field infections and improved performance in a recently published study.

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Wednesday 26 June 2013

China

Dairy takeover

Zhang International and CA Dairy Holdings (wholly owned by Carlyle Asia Partners), who together control more than 75 per cent of Yashili shares have accepted the offer.

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China

Demand for US dairy goods

China's ever growing middle class is increasing its demand for dairy products.

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Monday 24 June 2013

China

Report from pig progress on pig industry

China is slowly waking up to the notion that investing and growing alone is not enough to be successful in pig production. More needs to be done to eradicate disease and achieve better production figures. The eleventh CAHE showed exactly that.

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Friday 21 June 2013

China

Baby milk sale

China Mengniu Dairy Co. Ltd. (2319.HK) is buying a majority stake in smaller rival Yashili International Holdings Ltd. (1230.HK), which has market capitalization of US$1.5 billion, in the latest move by the mainland milk giant to bulk up its stakes in Chinese dairy firms.

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China

Farmgate prices improve

The price of agri-foods in China rose marginally last week, according to a survey taken by the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) in 36 medium and large sized cities during the week 3-9 June.

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Thursday 20 June 2013

China

Big changes in the rural sector

China is pushing ahead with a sweeping plan to move 250 million rural residents into newly constructed towns and cities over the next dozen years — a transformative event that could set off a new wave of growth or saddle the country with problems for generations to come.

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China

Farmgate prices improve

The price of agri-foods in China rose marginally last week, according to a survey taken by the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) in 36 medium and large sized cities during the week 3-9 June.

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China

Government help for poultry farmers

The government has granted subsidies of 300 million yuan ($48.54 million) to prop up the poultry sector as it struggles in the wake of the H7N9 bird flu virus, the Ministry of Finance said on Friday, 14 June.

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China

Preserving eggs

China's State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) on Sunday (16 June) began to check for food companies in Nanchang county, Jiangxi Province, processing preserved eggs with copper sulphate, following a China Central Television (CCTV) report.

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Wednesday 19 June 2013

China

Talks of a dairy deal

Trading in the shares of two Hong Kong-listed mainland dairy firms was suspended yesterday, triggering market speculation about a possible consolidation in the fragmented formula milk market in China.

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Monday 17 June 2013

China

Farmer jailed

Chinese farmer jailed for making a rubber alien.

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Thursday 13 June 2013

China

Grain imports

China's influential CNGOIC think tank downplayed forecasts of a huge rise in the country's corn imports, flagging the potential for domestic output, but acknowledged the prospect of more soybean purchases.

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Tuesday 11 June 2013

China

FMD confirmed in cattle

An outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease has been confirmed in cattle in southwest China's Yunnan province, the agriculture ministry said Sunday.

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Saturday 08 June 2013

China

Local pig breeds

Research shows that 85 per cent of domestic pig breeds are facing a decline in numbers and 31 breeds are endangered, 'Oriental Outlook Weekly' reports.

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Friday 07 June 2013

China

Rice imports

Veteran farmer Fu Huoshan is expecting another bumper rice harvest this year, which is adding to the 70-year-old's anxieties amid sluggish rice sales.

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Sunday 02 June 2013

China

Another unfair US media attack

The discovery of dangerous levels of toxic cadmium in rice sold in the southern city of Guangzhou, the latest in a series of food scandals, has piled more pressure on China to clean up its food chain - possibly at the expense of Mao Zedong's cherished goal of self-sufficiency.

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Saturday 01 June 2013

China

The US media love to attack China

The latest in China's rolling cascade of food safety disasters comes from Guangzhou -- the capital of Guangdong province in southern China, and one of China's largest cities -- where 44 percent of rice samples were found to contain poisonous levels of cadmium. That rice was being served to unsuspecting diners in restaurants around Guangzhou.

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Thursday 30 May 2013

China

Drop in farm otput

Agriculture is an important foundation for China's economic and social development, and grain security for 1.3 billion Chinese is the top priority of the government.

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Sunday 26 May 2013

China

Bank loans for farmers

China Development Bank, the country's policy lender, said on Tuesday (14 May) that it has issued emergency loans worth 116 million yuan (US$18.7 million) to help poultry firms cope with the impact of the H7N9 influenza.

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Saturday 25 May 2013

China

Farm investment in Serbia

Serbia welcomed potential Chinese investment in its agriculture as they would be most beneficial for both countries, said Danilo Golubovic, State Secretary in the Serbian Ministry of Agriculture on Tuesday.

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China

Demand for NZ dairy products

CHINESE demand for New Zealand dairy products has well and truly “kicked”, however there is not enough Kiwi supply to satisfy "the dragon’s" increasing consumption needs,

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Friday 24 May 2013

China

Investing in food safety

Danone (BN), owner of Activia yogurt and Evian water, will spend about 325 million euros ($417 million) to form a joint venture and invest in China’s biggest dairy producer to expand its brands in the most populous nation.

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Thursday 23 May 2013

China

International farm investment

Private equity investment into China’s agriculture sector sagged in 2012, but with the government vowing to modernize farming methods and general growing demand for food, going back to the land increasingly is looking like a good bet.

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Friday 17 May 2013

China

Developing the farm sector

At an executive meeting of the State Council, Mr Li said the country's agricultural economy has seen stable development since the start of the year.

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China

Government help for farmers

The Chinese government on Wednesday urged greater effort to ensure the smooth agricultural production needed to sustain growth in the world's second-largest economy, amid multiple events that have pummelled the farming industry.

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Thursday 16 May 2013

China

Increase in dairy imports

CHINESE demand for New Zealand dairy products has well and truly “kicked”, however there is not enough Kiwi supply to satisfy "the dragon’s" increasing consumption needs, providing opportunities for Australian dairy exports, according to a Rabobank dairy expert touring regional Victoria this week.

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Sunday 12 May 2013

China

Dairy imports

Recent trends for Chinese shoppers to buy more milk has resulted in a dairy import increase of a fifth with New Zealand being the main supplier.

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Tuesday 07 May 2013

China

Farm deal with New Zealand

The tide of agricultural exports from New Zealand to China could begin to balance out under a new bilateral agreement to promote agricultural cooperation, the head of New Zealand's farming industry body told Xinhua Tuesday.

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Monday 06 May 2013

China

European pig technology

Kiotechagil China, part of Anpario plc and their distributor YueXing Biotechnology, recently hosted two conferences in Guangdong province where the current standards of EU pig production and performance data were debated.

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Sunday 05 May 2013

China

Farmers leaving the land

More rural Chinese people are turning their backs on agriculture in search for higher-paid jobs in factories, confirming the expectation that China would soon rely more on food imports in the future.

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China

Government help for farmers

The Ministry of Finance said Friday it has allocated 7.9 billion yuan ($1.25 billion) to support spring ploughing, which is pivotal to the country's grain harvest.

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Thursday 02 May 2013

China

Vegetable farming

Cruising through the winding roads of the Halsema highway, one is delighted with the scenery of fields on a rolling terrain of temperate vegetables.

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Monday 22 April 2013

China

Toxic milk from New Zealand

The discovery of traces of the toxic agricultural substance DCD in New Zealand dairy products sold in China has sparked a major reputation crisis for our products in that country but also presented an historic opportunity.

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Friday 19 April 2013

China

Monitoring crops

China to help in satellite monitoring of crops.

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China

Pig farmers conference

Kiotechagil China, part of Anpario plc and their distributor YueXing Biotechnology, recently hosted two conferences in Guangdong province where the current standards of EU pig production and performance data were debated.

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Tuesday 16 April 2013

China

A new strain of fatal bird flu

Responding to the occurrence of the A(H7N9) influenza virus in China requires strong biosecurity measures, FAO has said. Unlike other influenza strains, including highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1, this new virus is hard to detect in poultry because the novel virus causes little to no signs of disease in animals.

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China

Bird flu and the blame game

'Intense' farming in China's developed areas blamed in bird flu risk .

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Monday 15 April 2013

China

Kiotechagil Keeps Chinese Updated on Latest European Pig Farming Technology

Kiotechagil China, part of Anpario plc and their distributor YueXing Biotechnology, recently hosted two conferences in Guangdong province where the current standards of EU pig production and performance data were debated.

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Sunday 14 April 2013

China

Vaccinating pigs and hens

Vaccinating hogs and fowl will only be a last resort in staving off bird flu amid a potential H7N9 flu scare because once animals are started on vaccines it is hard to phase them out, animal raising groups said Wednesday.

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Saturday 13 April 2013

China

Bird flu problems

Chinese poultry-meat producers slumped in the mainland stock market as the spreading H7N9 bird flu in eastern China triggered speculation Beijing could order a mass cull in a bid to prevent infection, while vaccine stocks gained.

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Friday 12 April 2013

China

Farming and tourists

Once an aquafarm close to bankruptcy, Haiwan Farm has been revitalized a decade later thanks to its successful transition to an agritourism base for urban residents.

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