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China’s protein shortage an opportunity for chicken

Even after additional imports of animal protein, China will still have deficit of 9 mmt.

Let’s just talk about the elephant in the room, Dr. Paul Aho, president of Poultry Perspectives, said to attendees at the Poultry Market Intelligence Forum being held in conjunction with the 2020 International Production & Processing Expo this week in Atlanta, Ga. In 2019, China produced 54 million metric tons of pork, but due to the devastating impact of African swine fever, the company will produce only 36 mmt of pork in 2020.

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