As the source of agricultural production, seed industry is an important link to provide means of production for grain planting. Under the special period, whether the seed supply can be effectively guaranteed during the spring planting has become a hot topic.
In previous years, the first quarter has always been the peak season for seed industry operation. However, due to the impact of the epidemic, the transportation is not smooth everywhere. Even though the goods have been distributed before this year, they will surely be delayed to the dealer end and then to the growers. The head of a seed listed company told reporters that although objectively affected by the epidemic, the company will do its best to deliver the seeds to farmers in time.
Fengle Seed said on the interactive platform that although the last kilometer of distribution during the epidemic prevention and control period was delayed due to logistics and other factors compared with the same period of previous years, the company would try to protect spring ploughing from being affected.
Digitalization has become a new weapon for Beidahuangs anti epidemic campaign. According to the introduction, Beidahuang Seven Star Branch, relying on the Internet of things to establish the epidemic management system, can also check the completion progress of land contracting, snow cleaning and shed, seed processing and coating, fertilizer arrival and other preparatory production work in each management area at any time, instead of the original method of driving to the field for inspection. Up to now, over 70% of Beidas wild seeds have been prepared and over 30% of fertilizer has been delivered.
Shanghai Securities News also learned that the resumption of work and production of enterprises such as Tsuen Yin high tech and Longping high tech is also in progress in an orderly manner, and both said that they would take practical actions to fully guarantee the supply of seeds for spring ploughing and step up the arrangement of materials for spring ploughing.
In this special period, the orderly supply of agricultural production materials is also crucial.
According to Guoguang Co., Ltd., the company has returned to work in full line, and has sent products to 25 overseas warehouses distributed in the country, and provided products to Jingzhou, public security, Shayang and other places in Hubei Province by means of special vehicle transportation, so as to solve the problem of urgent shortage of agricultural materials for local farmers.
The reporter learned from Beidahuang Qinglongshan branch that up to now, the branch has ordered 8500 tons of urea, diamine, potash and other fertilizer for spring sowing, which has reached 3795 tons. The remaining fertilizer is expected to be in place by the end of March.
Orderly promote spring ploughing of agricultural machinery
In order to actively respond to the national deployment of promoting agricultural enterprises to speed up the resumption of work and production, and to do a good job in preparing for cultivation in spring, many agricultural machinery enterprises have sounded the clarion call of preparing for cultivation in spring under the promotion of local governments, to restore production and guarantee the market demand for cultivation in spring.
According to the Ministry of agriculture and rural areas, more than 22 million sets of agricultural machines and tools will be put into spring ploughing this year, and the rate of grain and oil crop farming and sowing will exceed 90% and 55% respectively.
Taking Jiangxi Province as an example, it is estimated that 600000 sets of agricultural machines and tools will be put into spring cultivation. More than 70% of the agricultural machines have been repaired and maintained with sufficient mechanical capacity. Up to now, the province has subsidized 534 sets of agricultural machines and tools, with a subsidy of 3.084 million yuan. Jiangsu Province also issued corresponding policies to guarantee agricultural production in spring. In terms of agricultural machinery support policies, the premium subsidies for agricultural machinery insurance in southern, central and Northern Jiangsu were increased to 40%, 50% and 70% respectively.
Specific to relevant enterprises, Zoomlion, the leader of equipment manufacturing industry, said that under the premise of doing a good job in epidemic prevention and control, agricultural machinery is implementing step-by-step and orderly resumption of work. It is understood that in Zoomlion Wuhu, Kaifeng, Hanshou, Linhai and other agricultural machinery production parks, tractors, rotary cultivators, harvesters, seedling throwers and other production lines have been fully developed, showing a busy scene.
Zoomlions official website shows that up to now, all domestic parks of Zoomlion have been restored to work step by step and accurately. The personnel return rate has exceeded 70%, and the companys capacity has been restored to 60% to 80%. In addition, the Zoomlion smart industrial city project, which Zoomlion focuses on, has resumed construction, and the new highland of intelligent manufacturing is advancing in an orderly manner.
Jifeng science and technology said that according to the demand of spring ploughing, all direct stores should check the inventory, actively prepare the goods, raise the agricultural machines and tools needed for epidemic prevention and spring ploughing, publicize the agricultural machinery products and safe operation technology through online means, and mobilize social service forces to provide local services and prepare for spring ploughing.
Breeding leaders maintain the momentum of recovery
According to the public data, as of February 17, 6384 feed enterprises in China had resumed production, with the operating rate of 66%, but there was still a gap compared with the usual 90%. To this end, Yang Zhenhai, director of the animal husbandry and Veterinary Bureau of the Ministry of agriculture and rural areas, once said publicly that as long as the traffic problem is solved, it will gradually return to normal, and there should be no problem with the total supply.
According to the data monitored by the Ministry of agriculture and rural areas, in January, the number of fertile sows in the country continued to rise, the number of pigs on the market increased, and the production of pigs recovered steadily. Especially for large-scale pig farms, according to statistics, in January, the annual output of more than 500 large-scale pig farms in China increased by 2.2% month on month, for five consecutive months. Some professionals said that the scale of pig farms has been maintaining the momentum of recovery in the near future, which is very beneficial to the overall recovery of pig production.
Taking Zhengbang science and technology as an example, the company said on the interactive platform that part of the projects under construction in southwest, South China, North China and other regions of the company have been resumed, and other projects are actively communicating with the local government. According to the company, the existing capacity scale is expected to meet the target of going out this year. The current project schedule is generally controllable, and the relevant feed subsidiaries are fully engaged in production, providing feed to the majority of breeding households continuously to ensure the production of livestock and poultry.
Muyuan previously said in a telephone survey that as of January 2020, the newly built fattening capacity of the company was about 27 million, with more than 10 million pigs on hand. Tiankang recently said that the company has formed a production capacity of 1 million pigs in Xinjiang.
Huachuang Securities believes that large-scale breeding enterprises generally have the advantages of industrial chain integration and relatively sufficient stock of raw materials, and are relatively less affected by the epidemic. Among them, high-quality enterprises that can effectively prevent and control the epidemic are expected to further expand their competitive advantages in the future, and achieve rapid expansion of production capacity.
Novel coronavirus pneumonia is a major problem for the pig industry. The most of the industry surveyed believe that the time needed to recover the capacity of the African swine plague is still needed, and the new crown pneumonia epidemic will affect the current growth of some new barriers and new production projects. Generally speaking, the supply of pigs will remain in a state of shortage in 2020, and the contradiction between the supply and demand of pigs will still support the high price of pigs.