China’s African swine fever crisis has led to the death of millions of pigs, but some small farmers have been capitalising on soaring pork prices. Photo: Reuters
China’s African swine fever crisis has led to the death of millions of pigs, but some small farmers have been capitalising on soaring pork prices. Photo: Reuters

China’s pork crisis creates bumper payday for small-time farmers willing to take a risk

  • While African swine fever has devastated China’s pig farming industry, some fortunate farmers have capitalised on the catastrophe
  • Analysts said that despite the worst of the epidemic likely to be behind China, prices of pork will continue to surge in 2020, largely due to Lunar New Year demand

China’s African swine fever crisis has led to the death of millions of pigs, but some small farmers have been capitalising on soaring pork prices. Photo: Reuters
China’s African swine fever crisis has led to the death of millions of pigs, but some small farmers have been capitalising on soaring pork prices. Photo: Reuters
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