Shandong province top producer
China’s scaled companies produced 19.69 million tons of feed in June, 11 percent higher than 2011’s June numbers and 11.6 percent higher than May 2012 numbers, according to the country’s Statistical Bureau.
In the first half of 2012, the industrial feed cumulative output was 98.99 million tons, 21.6 percent higher than the same time in 2011. Shandong, Guangdong, Liaoning, Henan, Guangxi, Hunan, Sichuan and Jiangsu are the eight provinces that produced the most feed in the first half of 2012, with an average of at least 5 million tons. Out of these, Shandong province’s output reached 13.23 million tons. Guangdong and Liaoning produced 9.29 million tons and 8 million tons, respectively. Of the eight provinces, Jiangsu’s output increased the most, at around 53.7 percent. Next was Guangxi at 30.8 percent, and Henan came third at a 23.1 percent increase. Sichuan had the smallest growth at 8.2 percent, according to the bureau.