International Egg and Poultry Review: China

CHINA - This is a weekly report by the USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), looking at international developments concerning the poultry industry. This week's review looks at China's egg production.
calendar icon 27 October 2010
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China's total poultry egg production in 2011 is forecast to grow more than two per cent to 27.7 million metric tons following a two per cent increase in 2010. Higher production is partly due to improved control of avian leukosis virus (J-ALV), which hindered production in 2009 and due to the strengthening world economy.

China's monthly poultry egg price in June fell five per cent to RMB7.68 ($1.13) per kilo from February due to oversupply. China Animal Husbandry Association monitoring shows that China's total grand parent (GP) generation breeding layer inventory is 569,000 sets (1 set=120 birds) with imported GP breeding layers accounting for 57 per cent at 321,600 birds. The remaining 247,700 sets are domestic GP breeders.

Industry contacts consider that continued development of the domestic GP breeding industry is a key factor behind the current oversupply of parent generation breeding layers and commercial egg layers. Yukou, the largest domestic GP breeding layer company, alone could have 200,000 sets of GP breeding layers ready for reproduction.

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