Chinese local governments have been urged to boost pork production, with prices reaching record levels. Photo: APChinese local governments have been urged to boost pork production, with prices reaching record levels. Photo: AP
Chinese local governments have been urged to boost pork production, with prices reaching record levels. Photo: AP

China breeds giant pigs the size of polar bears as African swine fever causes pork shortage

  • Breeders adopt ‘bigger is better’ philosophy in response to a shortage expected to continue into 2020
  • The country’s hog herd has been decimated by the epidemic

Topic |   China pork crisis
Chinese local governments have been urged to boost pork production, with prices reaching record levels. Photo: APChinese local governments have been urged to boost pork production, with prices reaching record levels. Photo: AP
Chinese local governments have been urged to boost pork production, with prices reaching record levels. Photo: AP
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