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Even-Toed Ungulates

Hogs go upmarket as tastes change

Being able to afford pork was once a symbol of wealth for Chinese.

Tuesday, 31 January, 2012, 12:00am

Yurun halts share slide over tainted-meat reports

The Hong Kong share price of the China Yurun Food Group broke its seven-day slide yesterday after the mainland meat supplier said only one of its 590 slaughtered hogs was found to contain an illegal additive that poisoned several hundred consumers in Shanghai five years ago.

10 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Signature dish

I really pigged out last week - literally - and I wasn't alone.

A group of 16 foodies gathered for a leaving party for Peter, a friend and core member of the food crowd I often dine with - who was moving back to Taiwan.

21 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Point a finger at pigs for inflation

Although many people believe that soaring property prices are to blame for spiking inflation on the mainland, it appears that pork prices have played a role, too.

According to investment firm Nomura International, rising pork prices will contribute to inflation exceeding 6 per cent on the mainland in June, up from 5.5 per cent in May.

5 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Pork prices continue to rise past record of 2008

Pork prices have continued to surge on the mainland after surpassing 2008's record high in the middle of this month, putting even greater pressure on already high inflation.

30 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Wild pigs captured near Ocean Park

Three wild pigs were spotted near the Ocean Park administration building yesterday morning. Officers and vets from the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department used tranquilliser guns to capture two of them while the remaining pig fled. The male and female pigs were sent to the department's animal management centre in Sheung Shui.

11 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Officials suspended over pig-feed expose

The heads of animal husbandry bureaus in Henan counties where pig farmers mixed illegal substances in feed have been suspended from work following a television expose.

17 Mar 2011 - 12:00am


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13 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Pot Bellied Pigs are gluttons for fund-raising

The PIG economies - Portugal, Italy and Greece - might be in trouble, but the Pot Bellied Pigs have had a bumper year.

28 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Wild pigs threaten farmland

According to the AFCD, it received 347, mainly rural, complaints about wild pigs last year compared to 202 in 2007. But the department said it does not know how many of them roam the city's countryside.

'They're wild animals,' says AFCD's Jolly Choi Man-chi. 'We don't have a number on how many of them there are.'

7 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

This little piggy goes to school

The McDull cartoon series started Hong Kong people's love affair with pigs, so they should flock to Japanese director Tetse Maeda's School Days with a Pig. There is one important difference - this little piggy is real.

Far from being a look at the day in the life of a swine, this film digs into the morals and ethics of life, education and food.

12 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Pig farmers told falling pork prices could hurt livelihood

Pig farmers on the mainland have been warned that the supply of pork on the mainland now outstrips demand. The price of pork, which began to drop from December last year, has now fallen so low the central government is taking note.

14 May 2009 - 12:00am

Hog heaven

Wonderful animals

The first pigs appeared about 46 million years ago. One of the biggest ancient pigs was the entelodont or terminator pig. It was two metres tall at the shoulder. This big pig ate everything from plants to deer.

Today the Suidae family includes pigs, babirusas, giant forest hogs, warthogs, pygmy hogs, and bushpigs.

22 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Researchers coddle pigs with toys and comfort - so they get a more tender chop

These little piggies certainly luck out. Compared with how they and most other pigs are treated on mainland farms, some 400 pigs are living in paradise. The 400 have been picked for an experiment by the Pig Raising Research Centre, part of the state-owned Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, on how to raise happy pigs.

12 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Ever sow happy to wallow in Pot Bellied Pigdom

Anthony Desir had never played rugby before he came to live in Hong Kong.

'When I came to my first Sevens a few years back when I first moved here, I got hooked. Now I can't get enough of it,' Desir (pictured) said.

31 Mar 2008 - 12:00am