Blog Founder -Michael Boddington
|Welcome to my blog! It is my hope that this will become a forum for all agriculture in Asia related issues & over time will prove to be a valuable resource for the industry. I bring more than 20 years of experience in Agribusiness & an on the ground Asia perspective. I welcome your input & feedback. Please contact me at: email@example.com|
Contributor - Michael McDermott
|Michael has 25 years extensive international experience as an academic and consultant in the areas of business strategy; international busines; and international marketing. He is the author of several books and numerous articles including special reports published by the Economist Intelligence Unit on Asian business strategies. He has advised clients come from a diverse range of industries including animal feeds. He has been a keynote speaker at the annual symposium of one of the world's largest animal feed companies, and for several years advised this client on business and brand development. He has recently moved from Scotland and now resides in the USA, near Lexington, Kentucky.|
Contributor - Oliver Ryan
|Oliver is an Agricultural Scientist with more than 30 years experience in a variety of senior technical and management roles, principally in Asia and the Pacific and followed by 10 years employment with the International Finance Corporation – the private sector arm of the World Bank. Whilst at the IFC Oliver was responsible and for the development technical and commercial due diligence and supervision of livestock, aquaculture and fisheries projects.|
Contributor - Jon Ratcliff
|Jon has fifteen years of commercial nutrition and feed management experience at the national UK feed company J Bibby Agriculture / ABN. In 1996 Jon founded the Food & Agriculture Consultancy Services (F.A.C.S Ltd) offering core nutritional, formulation and purchasing function and specialising in the implementation of HACCP based food safety programmes from farm through to slaughter and further processing.|
09 07 12
Observation from Indonesian Indo Livestock 2012.
After visiting Indo Livestock for the past two days, I thought it would be appropriate to share some of my views.
05 07 12
Recently, Shanghai Pengxi signed an agreement with Anhui province. In the agreement, Pengxi pledges to invest RMB one billion to construct 40 high quality ranches. According to the agreement, the total investment will reach RMB 30 billion over the next five years. These projects will include feed processing, breeding, dairy processing, waste recycling and other industrial areas.
04 07 12
Several days ago, a shipment of New Zealand frozen beef weighing 11.9 tons successfully arrived in cold storage, where it was promptly examined by Ningbo Inspection and Quarantine. This is the first time New Zealand beef as been imported into China since the State General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine signed a bilateral agreement with the New Zealand Food Safety Authority. The date of arrival is said to be less 18 months following the castration of the cattle. In order to keep the meat tender, it will be kept in cold storage from import until sale.
03 07 12
Pakistan achieving prominence in seafood exports
The 2012 Chinese Grassland Industry Conference was held in Beijing on July 7
th . According to the conference, every year the government will invest RMB 500 million to set up approximately 34,000 hectares of alfalfa
31 03 2012
30 03 2012
18 01 2012
2012 is expected to be a good year for pork in China. The pig inventory is expected to rise, and prices will drop slightly. Although this may result in earnings being slightly lower than 2011, they are still expected to exceed 2010, and profitability in the industry should remain good. Michael Boddington of Asian Agribusiness Consulting believes slightly lower pork prices will help drive the pork market forward with more affordable prices.
17 01 2011
China’s dairy industry is recovering from the 2008 with strong consolidation. The market is seen as having strong potential, with only 30kg of milk consumed per capita. This is quite low when compared to the world per capita consumption of 89kg, and the U.S.A’s per capita of 215kg.
China's 12th five year animal husbandry development plan proposes that by 2015 there will be 50 million tons of milk production per annum, with each cow producing at last 5.5 tonnes, with further integration and standardised management of the industry. Michael Boddington of Asian Agribusiness Consulting notes that this drive of the Chinese governments will strengthen growth, as well as increase opportunities within this rapidly consolidating industry.
28 12 2011
Foreign companies operating in the country's poultry sub-sector have emerged as tough competitors for their local counterparts riding on better banking and other benefits, industry people claimed. The entry of some nine foreign companies in Bangladesh has forced the local small, medium and large poultry enterprises into uneven competition.
Local poultry enterprises have urged the government not to allow foreign investment here as nearly 0.15 million local farms have the capacity to meet the country's total demand for poultry meat and eggs.
20 12 2011
Viet Nam is the fastest growing feed market in Asia. Although Viet Nam mostly fills its corn needs with domestic and nearby country imports, the group still felt encouraged by the market potential. This is due to Vietnam seeing the US as a dependable system that provides transparency and risk management.
In 2010, Viet Nam became the 15th largest market for US agricultural products. US agricultural exports to Viet Nam grew fivefold from a mere $216 million in 2006 to $1.3 billion in 2010. Viet Nam is the 8th largest market for US feedstuffs, doubling over the past two years and valued at $151 million in 2010.