Hamlet Protein, multinational producer of soy-based protein ingredients for young animals participated in the Sino-Danish roundtable meeting that focused on opportunities for the swine industry to improve performance, quality, and animal health in pig production.
The event was hosted by the Danish Embassy in China and welcomed participants from government, academia, Danish and Chinese industry. The exchange of technical and scientific information, and opportunity for networking, was highly appreciated by all attendees.
Officials and researchers from China Bureau of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, professors from China Agricultural University, representatives of multinational companies like Hamlet Protein, Danish Crown and DanBred and others as well as Chinese swine industry experts were welcomed by Marie Louise Flach de Neergaard, Minister Counsellor of the Embassy of The Kingdom of Denmark in China.
Lu Kelun, Commercial Director China for Hamlet Protein, presented “A Good Start Makes All The Difference – The Importance of choosing quality protein for young animals.” Kelun explained how providing the right nutrition in the early life stage of the pig is crucial to its health and performance.
Denmark is among the world’s largest pig meat exporters. Around 5,000 pig farms in Denmark produce approximately 28 million pigs annually. Denmark is considered to be one of the most technically advanced pig producing countries.
China is the world’s largest pork consumer. That results in growing prok production in China, for 2021 an increase between 8% -10% is expected. At the same time China’s import demand is a major driver in global animal protein markets.
Dr. Yu Feng, Regional Director APAC of Hamlet Protein, commented: “Our company was founded in Denmark some 30 years ago. We are happy to have the opportunity to share our knowledge with the Chinese swine industry. In Europe we have been working with a restriction on AGP use for many years and are currently facing the ban on ZnO as well. At Hamlet Protein we have developed a range of products that can provide practical solutions when formulating diets with these restrictions, and we notice a growing interest from Chinese producers.”