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Author Longworth, John W. (John William), 1940-

Title Beef in China : agribusiness opportunities and challenges / John W. Longworth, Colin G. Brown and Scott A. Waldron.

Published St Lucia, Qld. : University of Queensland Press, 2001.

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 UniM ERC  338.176200951 LONG    AVAILABLE
Physical description xix, 412 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Notes Includes index.
Contents 1.1 Importance of Meat and Beef in China 2 -- 1.2 Major Themes of the Book 2 -- 1.3 Sources of Information 5 -- 1.4 Limitations of Official National Data 7 -- 1.5 Outline of the Book 7 -- 2. Emergence of a New Mega-Industry 13 -- 2.1 Changes in Industry Size and Location 14 -- 2.2 Changes in Consumption Patterns and Levels 21 -- 2.3 Policy "Push" or Market "Pull"? 25 -- 2.4 Policies and Programs 26 -- 2.5 Major Industry Players 34 -- 3. Breeds and Breeding 43 -- 3.2 Yellow Cattle 44 -- 3.3 Developed Breeds 51 -- 3.4 Introduced Breeds 54 -- 3.5 Breeding Centres and Artificial Insemination 60 -- 4. Structure of the Cattle Production Sector 73 -- 4.1 Types of Cattle Producers 73 -- 4.2 Scale of Cattle Production 85 -- 5. Economics of Unspecialised Household Cattle Production 95 -- 5.1 Analysing Economic Incentives 96 -- 5.2 Defining a Representative Unspecialised Household 97 -- 5.3 Budget for Representative Unspecialised Households 114 -- 5.4 Sensitivity Analysis 115 -- 6. Economics of Specialised Household Cattle Production 123 -- 6.1 Defining a Representative Specialised Household 124 -- 6.2 Budget for Representative Specialised Household 131 -- 6.3 Sensitivity Analysis 133 -- 7. Economics of Feedlot Production 139 -- 7.1 Scope for Foreign Investment 139 -- 7.2 Evolution of the Sector 140 -- 7.3 Feedlot Survey Results 145 -- 7.4 Other Feedlots 160 -- 8. Live Cattle Marketing 163 -- 8.1 Inter-regional Movements of Cattle 163 -- 8.2 Overview of Cattle Marketing Channels 165 -- 8.3 Centralised Selling 169 -- 8.4 Decentralised Selling 175 -- 8.5 Price Reporting and Market Information 178 -- 9. Cattle Slaughtering 179 -- 9.1 Evolution and Issues 180 -- 9.2 Structure 181 -- 9.3 Industry Regulations and Standards 192 -- 9.4 Slaughter Equipment and Techniques 195 -- 9.5 Profitability of Various Abattoir Operations 196 -- 10. Products of Cattle Slaughtering 207 -- 10.1 Nature and Value of Useable Products 208 -- 10.2 Processed Edible Products 210 -- 10.3 Blood and Bone 218 -- 10.4 Medicinal and Veterinary Products 221 -- 11. Leather Sector 223 -- 11.1 China and the World Leather Industry 224 -- 11.2 China Leather Industry Association and Joint Ventures 229 -- 11.3 Industry Structure 231 -- 11.4 Restructuring 235 -- 11.5 Prices and Margins 237 -- 12. Beef Distribution and Marketing 239 -- 12.2 Evolution of Marketing Channels 240 -- 12.3 "Mass Market" Outlets 242 -- 12.4 Emerging Market for Better Quality Beef 256 -- 12.5 Market Regulation and Management 257 -- 12.6 Price Monitoring and Price Reporting 258 -- 12.7 Introduction of Grading 258 -- 12.8 Market Integration Over Space and Time 260 -- 13. Consumer Attitudes 263 -- 13.1 What Consumers Like About Beef 265 -- 13.2 Attitudes to Leanness and Fat 270 -- 13.3 Quality Characteristics 273 -- 13.4 Preferred Forms of Beef 275 -- 13.5 Cooking Preferences 277 -- 13.6 Beef Offal Issues 280 -- 13.7 Shopping Sites 282 -- 14. Other Aspects of the Market Profile 287 -- 14.1 Monthly Per Capita Consumption 287 -- 14.2 Market Shares Based on Quantities Purchased 289 -- 14.3 Market Shares Based on Expenditure 290 -- 14.4 Importance of Prices 293 -- 14.5 Impact of Income 298 -- 14.6 Seasonal Consumption Patterns 300 -- 14.7 Ethnic Issues 302 -- 14.8 Familiarity with Imported Beef and Beef Offal 304 -- 15. Hong Kong Beef Market 307 -- 15.1 Food Sector 308 -- 15.2 Beef Products Market 312 -- 15.3 Size of the Beef Market 316 -- 15.4 Hong Kong as a "Gateway" to the Mainland 319 -- 15.5 Hong Kong as a Guide to Mainland Markets 320 -- 16. Trade in Beef and Live Cattle 325 -- 16.1 Chinese Exports 326 -- 16.2 Chinese Imports 330 -- 16.3 Cattle Import Protocols 335 -- 16.4 Animal Diseases and Quarantine 336 -- 16.5 Tariffs, WTO and Barriers to Beef Imports 339 -- 16.6 Can China Expand Beef Exports? 341 -- 17. Conclusions and Implications 345 -- 17.1 Sources of Opportunities 345 -- 17.2 Nature of the Final Demand 347 -- 17.3 Transforming the Raw Product 349 -- 17.4 Producing the Raw Product 351 -- 17.5 Service Provision Opportunities 353 -- Appendix D Regional Cattle Production and Availability 379.
Other author Brown, Colin G.
Waldron, Scott.
Subject Beef industry -- China.
Agricultural industries -- China.
China -- Economic conditions -- 1976-2000.
ISBN 0702232319