A farmer surrounded by ducklings at a duck farm on the outskirts of Jiaxing in Zhejiang province on April 5, 2011. Photo: Reuters

China’s duck farmers are cashing in as African swine fever outbreak puts Chinese consumers off the nation’s favourite meat

  • The deadly pig disease has reduced China’s hog herd by more than a quarter, according to official data
  • As many as half of the country’s breeding sows are thought to have died or been slaughtered to cope with disease outbreaks
Topic |   China pork crisis

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A farmer surrounded by ducklings at a duck farm on the outskirts of Jiaxing in Zhejiang province on April 5, 2011. Photo: Reuters
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