AgFeed Industries, Inc., one of the largest independent hog production and animal nutrient companies in China, announced that it has agreed to invest in a hog production project in conjunction with Xinyu City in Jiangxi province.
The two-year project encompasses the building of 5 western model hog farms, totaling 25,000 sows. Upon completion the first phase of this complex shall have an annual hog production capacity approaching 230,000. Construction for the initial phase will begin in May 2010, with the goal of completing the second phase during 2012. The Xinyu complex will have annual production capacity of up to 600,000 hogs.
As part of its agreement with AgFeed, the local authorities will be responsible for clearing the land and developing the necessary infrastructure for the new farms. This will include the required water supply, electrical systems and the construction of the roads and highways necessary to accommodate all of the farms.
This project is similar to AgFeed’s project in DaHua, Guangxi Province, where construction began in November 2009. Together the Xinyu and DaHua complexes would have the capacity to produce over 800,000 top line hogs a year, said Chairman Dr. Songyan Li.
Source: AgFeed Industries, Inc.