Pork Still King in China, but Beef is Rising


While pork consumption in China is nearly 10 times higher than beef consumption, beef demand is growing. According to a recent report out of USDA Foreign Agriculture Service staff in Beijing, more Chinese consumers are switching to beef to meet their protein in response to food safety concerns following the H7N9 poultry outbreak. The increased beef demand will result in a slight increase in domestic beef production in China and lead to an increase in beef imports.


USDA updated its projection for beef production in China by 2 percent to 5.75 million tons. According to the report, the Central Government in Beijing has invested in domestic beef production in order to help expand production.


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 by Mary Soukup


      Source:  Drovers CattleNetwork

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