Structural Changes of Hog Farming in China: Good or Bad? A Case Study of Wuxue City in Hubei Province

China’s hog sector is undergoing the shift from family farming system to commercialized intensive production. The empirical analysis indicates that middle-size hog farms (100<Q≤1000) have outperformed other hog farms in the pursuit of environmental conservation and economic efficiency; however, 45.5% of sampled hog farms are small farms with less than 100 head. To achieve the win-win situation of economic efficiency and environmental conservation, it is critical for the Chinese government to facilitate the evolution of structural changes of small hog farms via contracting production, specialization of the piglets, and establishment of association of hog farming.

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Agricultural Economics Review, 15, 1
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