Pork for sale at a wholesale market in Beijing. China is the world’s largest producer and consumer of the meat. Photo: Bloomberg

China pork prices could rise 70 per cent this year, with millions of animals facing cull

  • Expected rise in pork prices boosts shares of Chinese meat processing companies
  • African Swine Fever could lead to consolidation in industry, says Rabobank
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Pork for sale at a wholesale market in Beijing. China is the world’s largest producer and consumer of the meat. Photo: Bloomberg
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Swine fever has reached almost every province of mainland China. Photo: AFP

China urges large pig farms to do own tests for African swine fever

  • Agriculture ministry overturns earlier ban and seeks to persuade bigger operations to test for deadly virus that has swept country
  • Disease threatens to cause major shortages of pork in world’s biggest producer
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Swine fever has reached almost every province of mainland China. Photo: AFP
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