China invests in huge Argentinean pork project

Source: Daniel Azevedo, Pig Progress, 17 August 2020, photo credit Air Liquide

China is about to embark on a multi-billion dollar project to almost double Argentina’s pork production over the next four years.

That was shared recently by Argentina’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship. The Latin American country is about to receive almost US$ 3.8 billion of investments.

The agreement, which is set to be closed shortly, aims to add 300,000 sows to Argentina’s herd, which will mean an almost doubling of the commercial meat production. It would generate exports for US$ 2,500 annually. In the 1st year, 60,000 sows will be added and in the 3 following years, another 80,000 will follow.
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The South African Pork Producers’ Organisation (SAPPO) coordinates industry interventions and collaboratively manages risks in the value chain to enable the sustainability and profitability of pork producers in South Africa.