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PHOTO REPORT: Zhengbang Group paving the way for the future

The Zhengbang Group is one of China’s largest agricultural investors at the moment – they are in a lot of different businesses, like rice production, duck breeding and they are a large pig integrator too. Pig Progress took a look at the first steps of a brand new multi-site complex in Hubei province.

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  • Zhengbang Group paving the way for the future

    Pivotal in the development of a new multi-site production project is a GP breeding herd. This is a schematic drawing of what it must eventually look like: a 2,400 sow breeding facility.

  • Zhengbang Group paving the way for the future

    These yellow buildings, featuring the symbol of Zhengbang top left, will accommodate 70-80 employees as well as offices.

  • Zhengbang Group paving the way for the future

    The countryside in the Hong’An district, north of Wuhan, is a little slopy, offering wide views.

  • Zhengbang Group paving the way for the future

    Project manager for Zhengbang for this new plan is Mr Wang Yan Hui.

  • Zhengbang Group paving the way for the future

    Only at the far end of the facility, pigs have entered, earlier this month. The buildings closer by need finishing first.

  • Zhengbang Group paving the way for the future

    The anticipated 21,000 gilts from this farm will be sold at 50-80 kg. Part will go to Zhengbang’s own production facilities, another will be sold to external parties.

  • Zhengbang Group paving the way for the future

    A water tower on-site to ensure water supplies.

  • Zhengbang Group paving the way for the future

    Staff is having lunch.

  • Zhengbang Group paving the way for the future

    The surrounding lands around the breeding farm are used for eg. strawberry cultivation, grape production – and rice.

  • Zhengbang Group paving the way for the future

    There are in total five sites cooperating in this project. About 25 km down the road, but belonging to the same project, in Hong’An Economic Technology Development District, a new feed mill is being built – total capacity will be 360,000 tonnes/year.

  • Zhengbang Group paving the way for the future

    The mixing elements have already been put into place in the mill’s tower. In total, Zhengbang has about 50 of these plants in China. This one is planned to be ready by October.

  • Zhengbang Group paving the way for the future

    Storage rooms for raw materials. The feed mill will produce 6-7 different types of pig feed. The feed mill should feed about half a million pigs, Zhengbang says.

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