Pigs are a good business proposition and Britain would be exporting 2000 numbers of three species of high quality pigs to China as a part of a Joint Venture as reported in The Telegraph dated 17th of May 2012.
The three species chosen are the Large White, the Landrace and the Duroc.
The pig industry in China is a lucrative one – the fast growing urban middle-class in China (upwards of 230-million) has developed a taste for pork and, obviously, the demand for the meat is soaring. But local supplies are not of the desired quality and the demand far exceeds the supply.
This is an ideal situation that the British want to exploit to the hilt.
The Chinese pig farmers have shown a keen interest in acquiring high-quality British pigs to breed with their inferior quality domestic animals. Accordingly, a delegation has gone to China to work out the finer details.
The Chinese have shown their liking of pork cuts, apart from so-called fifth quarter of a pig, which usually consists of offal and tripe. Given an annual consumption of pork and pork products of 12-Kg per head in China, it offers immense opportunities to the British to improve their exports in these specific areas.