Runan Living Pig Export Base--Henan
- Description: Runan county, located at Yuzhou city, Henan province, was called "Tianzhong" one thousand years ago, now, is officially named "living pig export base county".
Runan county, located at Yuzhou city, Henan province, was called "Tianzhong" one thousand years ago, now, is officially named "living pig export base county".
It is well-known for breeding Henan lean pig, which is a new swine variety bred after the establishment of the People's Republic of China. Henan lean pig has many advantages such as: growing rapidlly, body fitness, disease resistance and strong flexibility of fodder, etc, and it's bred widely by the rural area with the Runan as the center in Henan province. The salient feature is the lean meat up to 60% of the carcass, the lean meat is tender, delicious, and fresh, and is quite well known in the international market.
Each year, Runan County averagely exports 100 thousands of live pigs. In 1983, the quality of live pigs ranks first in China, which was identified and appreciated by the China's foreign trade department. Because of its good quality, cold-meat processing fine, Runan pig is very popular in Russia. Since 30 years before, Runan County has been the base of live pigs supplied to Hong Kong. Now, Runan has 11 pig breeding plants have the breeding scale of over 10,000 pigs, 3000 pig breeding farms have the breeding scale of over 200 pigs, and the total number of pigs for slaughtering each year is over 1 million, and all of them are all ternary hybrids. Now, Runan develops 52 pig breeding enterprises by joint-stock, membership and other cooperation modes, and the annual output value reaches RMB 1.26 billion yuan.