Danish Know-How Helps Chinese Pig Production's Efficiency



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Danish Know-How Helps Chinese Pig Production

Sows in China are less than half as productive as those in Denmark. To increase efficiency and minimize disease within pig production, China is looking towards Denmark to form partnerships. Today, the Danish agribusiness group, DLG, is cooperating with Puai Feed Group in China to help lift production standards there.

Frontrunner in pig production

One of the core competences of the Danish food cluster is pig production. Being one of Denmark’s largest export products, the food industry offers unique know-how on how to obtain a clean and efficient production. 90% of all pig production is exported and the national stock of pig is more than two times the Danish population and the total annual production is more than 30 million.

Danish solutions implemented in China

Over the last decades, China vastly expanded their pig production and is now one the world leaders measured on volume. The demand is enormous: Every Chinese citizen consumes an average of 30 kg of pork every year and the country represents close to half of all the world’s demand. However, there is great potential in raising efficiency standards in China to that of Denmark. For instance, a Chinese litter has an average of 16 piglets which is only half of the average in Denmark. In 2014, the Danish cooperative, DLG Group, invested in Chinese pig feed producer, Puai Feed Group, with the aim of transferring knowledge to the Chinese market – to the benefit of farmers and consumers there.

A Chinese litter has an average of 16 piglets which is only half of the average in Denmark


Heading towards a more efficient production

With DLG’s investment in Puai Feed Group, China is now on way to reach a more efficient production. By using the Danish know-how and products such as Danish feed, Puai Feed Group will not only see higher yields per sow with their customers; they can also expect better animal health and lower mortality rates in production, thus reaching a more efficient pig production with higher levels of safety.