alexa Abstract | Overview of the Beef Cattle Industry in China: The widening Deficit between Demand and Output in a Vicious Circle
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Journal of Fisheries & Livestock Production
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This article introduces current situation of the beef cattle industry in China via its sorted industry, changed inventory and beef production variation. To make the situation more understandable, its advantages and disadvantages are presented from its producer size, indigenous cattle breeds and shrinked inventory with resource shortage of calves for feedlot. Whats more, this paper boiled basically the developing trends into widening deficit between beef import and export, widening margin of output-to-consumption, rapidly increasing average beef consumption and sharp rise beef price. Consequently, we held that the per capita beef consumption in China is fastly increasing, which makes the margin between output and consumption widen gradually, while the low productivities and shrinked cattle inventory making the conditions worse. Under such a condition, the deficit between import and export is expanding. Finally, we suggest that China should supports and extends more applied research works to improve cattle productivities. Besides, China should pay extra attention to standardized production system building and calf-crop operations.

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Author(s): Han X.P , Hubbert B , Hubbert ME and Reinhardt CD


China, Beef cattle, productivity, Graze cattle, Feedlot, China, Beef cattle, productivity, Graze cattle, Feedlot

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