China’s frozen dumpling makers are finding there’s a quick route to winning new sales – increase the vegetable content, and cut down on the meat. For pig farmers in China and abroad, it is a difficult trend to stomach. The producers and other market experts had expected the growth to continue until at least 2026, Reuters reports. Chinese hog farmers are on a building spree, constructing huge modern farms to capture a bigger share of the world’s biggest pork market, while leading producers overseas have been changing the way they raise their pigs to meet Chinese standards for imports. China will consume about 74 million tonnes of pork, beef and poultry this year, around twice as much as the United States. But pork demand has hit a ceiling, well ahead of most official forecasts. Sales of pork have now fallen for the past three years, hitting three-year lows of 40.85 million tonnes from 42.49 million tonnes in 2014, according to Euromonitor.
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