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Experts to Meet in China to Discuss Pig Production

by 5m Editor
22 April 2009, at 12:10pm

CHINA - The Global Pig Forum is the first industry-wide conference for pig production. The forum brings together international experts the entire pig industry.

The forum brings together international experts the entire pig industry. The two-day forum, which is organised by China Animal Agricultural Association (CAAA), includes representatives from the processing sector, breeding companies and feed industry specialists, along with key personnel employed in research, finance and marketing.

The forum, which takes place 14-15 May in Chengdu in China, precedes the Animal Husbandry Exhibition also in Chengdu.

Coupled with drastic feed cost increases and disease outbreaks, the world-wide financial crisis has affected pig meat production and profitability on a global scale. This key issue will be a hot topic for the event, as will the issues of increasing demand for pork and pork products and growing consumer awareness of quality, traceability, food safety and animal welfare issues.

The Global Pig Forum addresses the current global situation and aims to help attendees identify sustainable business strategies for the future.

Among the presentations are:

The impact of the financial crisis on global pig industry – developing a strategy - Wim Thus, Rabobank

Regulations on pig production operations in the EU - Knud Buhl, Danish Meat Association

A profile of China’s pig industry and development - Yao Pinpu, CHA TAI Group Agro-Industry Business China area

Latest developments in global pig genetics and China’s breeding pig market - Peter Simedra, Simtech Swine Systems and Canadian Swine Exporter’s Association

Pig production and management on China’s intensive pig farms - Qin Yinglin, Henan Neixiang Muyuan Animal Husbandry Co.

Control and measures to feed safety in EU - Nutreco Holding N.V. (requested)

China’s pig meat processing and safety control - Wang Yufen, Shineway Group

Food safety crisis management and consumer communication - Cemlyn Martin, Alltech

Environmentally-friendly technology and its application in Chinese pig production - Liao Xinti, South China Agriculture University

Innovation to boost sustainable development - Feng Guangde, Tie Qi Li Shi Group

Pig Disease prevention and control technology in China - Pfizer (requested)

Animal health strategies - Matthias Adam, Boehringer-Ingelheim

The Global Pig Forum follows the world’s first European Pig Summit which premiered at EuroTier, the world’s largest exhibition of animal production technology, in Hanover, Germany, last year. The Summit addressed key pig production issues globally, in China and in Europe. More information on the event can be found at www.eutotier.de

The Global Pig Forum is expected to attract some 500 experts from the breeding, nutrition, processing, production and veterinary sectors in both China and other pig producing countries.

The DLG is co-organising the Global Pig Forum along with other partners including the European Pig Producers Club (EPP).

The German Agricultural Society (DLG) last year established a collaboration with the CAAA to work closer together on animal production events. The DLG’s office in China DLG (Beijing) Agricultural Technology Service co. Ltd was established in 2007 and covers the entire agricultural industry. The DLG hosts the European Pig Producers Club (EPP), a members’ organisation bringing together over 450 pig producers in Europe.

Further Reading

- You can find out more about the Global Pig Forum (in English) by clicking here.