Piglets at a farm in China’s central Henan province. Pig farmer Muyuan Foodstuff has driven much of the Shenzhen agricultural gauge’s advance over the past three years as it more than tripled in value. Photo: Reuters

The biggest winners in Shenzhen, ‘China’s Silicon Valley’? Pig and chicken farmers

  • Shenzhen Stock Exchange’s agriculture index has rallied more than any other subgauge this year
Topic |   Shenzhen

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Piglets at a farm in China’s central Henan province. Pig farmer Muyuan Foodstuff has driven much of the Shenzhen agricultural gauge’s advance over the past three years as it more than tripled in value. Photo: Reuters
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China’s small pig farmers have been the hardest hit by the African swine fever epidemic. Photo: Reuters

China’s small pig farmers are being wiped out by deadly African swine fever

  • Beijing’s ban on transporting live hogs from infected provinces crippled trade, particularly in northeast Liaoning province
  • Production forecast to fall 20pc this year as tens of thousands of farmers abandon industry
Topic |   China food safety

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China’s small pig farmers have been the hardest hit by the African swine fever epidemic. Photo: Reuters
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