Winter is the peak season for mutton consumption. In fact, most of the mutton on on our table comes from Tang County, Hebei Province. This is the largest mutton sheep breeding base in North China. There are more than 7 million mutton sheep sold every year, which has a certain pricing power. What’s the price of mutton sheep this year?
Tang County, Hebei Province: price of mutton sheep keeps high
The average profit of a single sheep is about 300 yuan
In xiwangzhuang village, Luozhuang Township, Tang County, Bai chunpo, a mutton sheep purchasing agent from Chifeng, Inner Mongolia, is inspecting the two trucks of mutton sheep he just bought. In 14 hours, these mutton sheep will arrive at Chifeng with the transport team.
Bai chunpo, Inner Mongolia mutton sheep purchasing agent: today, we loaded two carts of sheep, more than 560 sheep, and the price is 16.7 yuan per catty. I have come to Tang county to buy sheep since April. At that time, the price in Tang county was 12.7 yuan or 12.8 yuan per catty. Anyway, it was less than 13 yuan. The price of wool sheep went up a lot.
Li is now in charge of a mutton sheep farm in zhongdayang village, hailshui Township, Tang county. Early in the morning, he came to the sheep farm to clean up the sheep pen and feed. More than 2000 mutton sheep were fattened by him.
Li Xianwei, a farmer in zhongdayang village, hailshui Township, Tang County, Hebei Province, said that he could sell in about 30 days. If the market is good, a sheep can earn more than 200 yuan, and if it grows well, it can earn 300 yuan.
In the past two years, the mutton market has been booming, especially since this year, the price of mutton sheep has been rising all the way, which makes the farmers taste the sweetness.
Cui Jingliang, general manager of an agricultural development Co., Ltd. in Hebei Province: it has always maintained a high level. In recent two months, the price of mutton has risen again, up to about 17 yuan per catty. A sheep’s income is more than 100 yuan, and a sheep’s income is about 300 yuan or 400 yuan.
Tang County, Hebei Province: intensive, efficient and low cost sheep breeding industry
The total annual output value of mutton sheep in Tang County of Hebei Province is about 15 billion yuan. In such a large sheep raising County, most of the mutton sheep cubs are from Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia, Northeast China and other places. The fattening adult sheep in Tang County enter the market, forming a breeding mode of local sheep and fattening in Tang County, breaking the seasonal restrictions, and achieving the goal of having sheep every day and every season.
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In xiwangzhuang village, Luozhuang Township, Tang County, Lu Jun, the driver of the live sheep transport vehicle, was checking the condition of the vehicle. Six months ago, he transported these young mutton sheep from Chifeng, Inner Mongolia to Tang county. After a few months of short-term fattening, the owner of Chifeng bought them back.
Lu Jun, the driver of the live sheep truck in xiwangzhuang village, Tang County, Hebei Province: generally, most of the owners call us to take the fattening sheep from Tang county to Chifeng. After unloading the sheep, they find some young sheep and take them to Tang county. There are more than 30 such trucks in our village.
It’s not cost-effective to have a baby born in other places and fatten up in Tangxian County. However, after years of development, Tang county has formed a complete social service organization system, such as shearing, feed distribution, epidemic prevention and sales, which greatly reduces the breeding cost and makes mutton sheep breeding fast and efficient.
Cui Jingliang, general manager of an agricultural development Co., Ltd. in Hebei Province: we can fatten all the year round. The average transportation cost of a sheep is about 10 yuan. We can transport sheep here in large quantities, fatten them in five or six months, and then pull them back. A sheep can earn 300, 400 yuan, 10 yuan of transportation costs can be ignored.
In recent years, the mutton sheep industry has become a pillar industry in Tang county. There are more than 50 professional sheep raising villages in the county, and three leading enterprises integrating mutton sheep breeding, slaughtering, and meat finishing. Such a mutton sheep industry chain of breeding promoting slaughtering, slaughtering promoting processing, and processing belt breeding facilitates the employment of local people.