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China Beef Cattle Farming Industry and Beef Market 2010-2019 [Market Research Report]

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Dec., 12, 2015, Mumbai, India: Market Reports on China presents the report, on “China Beef Cattle Farming Industry and Beef Market 2010-2019 [Market Research Report]”. Presently, China has become the third largest beef producer after the US and Brazil with beef production accounting for over 10% of the overall production.

Before Chinas reform and opening-up, cattle had been mainly kept for draft purpose. In the early 1990s, economic reform aroused farmers enthusiasm, which promoted the rapid development of beef cattle industry, beef cattle slaughtering and beef processing industry. "http://www.marketreportsonchina.com/food-beverages-market-research-reports-17017/research-china-beef-cattle-farming.html"

In China, free-range farming rather than intensive one is adopted to keep cattle. This is mainly due to the deteriorating grass quality, shortage of pasture resource, rich labor resource and cheap labor force.

In recent years, the number of cattle ready for slaughter has increased from 13.039 million in 1991 to 47.75 million in 2011 due to the fast development of cattle-processing industry, beef production rising from 1.256 million tons in 1990 to 6.89 million tons in 2014 and CAGR reaching 7.35%. Presently, China has become the third largest beef producer after the US and Brazil with beef production accounting for over 10% of the overall production. Besides, the proportion of beef production to meat production in China has also risen from about 5% in 1990 to 10.15% in 2014.

With improvements in living standard and dietary pattern, the consumption view of high-quality beef has taken shape among Chinese people, which fosters the remarkable growth in consumer demand. As beef cattle breeding takes a long time and the reproductive rate is low, it is difficult to increase supply by adjusting operation scale. With economic development and wide use of agricultural machinery, the draft purpose of keeping cattle has gradually disappeared and the supply system...

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