Pig Farmers In The United States Are Also Restless. But Why?

- May 08, 2018 -

As we all know, the Sino-U.S. trade warfare was in full swing in March. Affected by the trade war, domestic corn and soybean meal prices rose rapidly. It was actually feed price increase, and pig raising costs were also rising. For domestic pig farmers, It is tantamount to "inflicting bad things". However, besides the sluggish domestic pig prices and the uncomfortableness of pig farmers, pig farmers in the United States are also uncomfortable. What actually happened?

The Sino-US trade war intends to impose a 25% tariff on imported pork from China. What does this mean? If you want to sell domestic pork, you will need to spend 25 bucks. If the 100 porcine pork cost is 50 yuan, then the profit will be changed from 50 yuan to 25 yuan. Greatly reduced the profits of American piggery, which is a heavy blow for them.

U.S. pig owners have a hard time

Affected by the United States' agricultural policies and the international trade market, the profits of US pig farmers have gradually declined. Although the cost of raising pigs in the United States is 3 yuan/kg, the pork prices in the United States are gradually falling, and they have to scale back to reduce losses.

Coupled with the increase in the cost of raising pigs' hardware, even if they are eager to expand their scale, they are also powerless. “If pork imposes a 25% tariff, then we will lose more than 40,000 US dollars,” said one American pig farmer.

The United States, as the world's first pig country, must have some excels.

Compared with the domestic "husband and wife duo" family workshop, the United States has basically achieved modernization and accurate feeding. One person can easily raise 3,000 pigs, and the US farm's PSY can reach 22 or more, basically domestically. It is also between 18-20, and the good one can reach 22, but it still has a gap with the United States, which is also where we need Chinese pig farmers to work hard!