September 27, 2010 08:00 ET
Yasheng Group Announces Successful Increased Potato Harvest Utilizing Modern Agriculture Techniques
REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - September 27, 2010) - Yasheng Group (OTCQB: YHGG), a leading agriculture conglomerate which focuses on Chinese and international markets, is pleased to announce a successful potato harvest utilizing modern agriculture techniques. Yasheng Group is a major potato supplier for KFC, owned by Pepsi, and Oishi (China), a leading national brand of snack foods and confectionery product. Yasheng potato products have also been given the "Green Food" status by the PRC Ministry of Agriculture Green Food Department.
Yasheng has been developing their potato cultivation segment over the past few years by utilizing modern agriculture techniques and through international cooperation. The Company has employed some of the most advanced mechanical equipment, such as industrial seeders and harvesters from Germany and the U.S.
The Company has overcome the barriers of drought conditions by applying single-ridge and single-line non-mulching cultivation models with drip irrigation. The company also has benefited from investments in their hybrid seed stock breeding base project producing a virus-free potato strain, which improved the variety, guarantees consistent quality of the seed, and meets international standards. The breeding of hybrid seed stock has increased the production of seeds to 13.2 - 15 metric tons per acre. The production of edible potatoes has reached 14.4 metric tons per acre.
In 2010, one of Yasheng Group's subsidiary potato cultivation bases was awarded as a "High Production Agriculture Industrial Model," by the PRC Ministry of Agriculture because of their successful project management, large-scale planting base, quality control, and modern operational management.
Within one subsidiary of Yasheng Group in 2009 on 1,950 acres the Company produced 27,000 metric tons with a revenue of $18.4 Million and $3.6 Million in profit. During 2010 on 2,000 acres the Company produced 30,000 metric tons of potatoes, which will create an estimated revenue of $23.4 Million and $4.8 Million in profit. Between 2011 and 2012 the Company will increase the production base to 5,000 acres producing approximately 75,000 metric tons annually. It is expected that the annual revenue of this subsidiary's potato segment, by 2012 will increase to $71.6 Million, with a profit of approximately $15 Million.
The Company plans to continue implementing these modern agriculture techniques company-wide over the next 3 to 5 years and realize the full potential of their land resources.
About Yasheng Group:
Yasheng Group (OTCQB: YHGG) is a diversified agriculture conglomerate incorporated in California. Yasheng's core business focuses on hi-tech agriculture which takes advantage of Yasheng's use of extensive fertile lands in China, advanced irrigation facilities, extensive green housing, strong R&D, agro, and biotechnology capabilities, as well as its skilled workforce in China. The company conducts business selling 6 major product segments including field crops, vegetables, fruit, specialty crops, hops, hemp, seeds, beef and poultry. Yasheng has total assets of approximately $1.7 billion USD and over 15,000 employees. Yasheng Group has 155,097,355 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2010.
Further information concerning Yasheng Group can be found on the corporate website: http://www.yashenggroup.com/
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