The skyrocketing cost of pork in China has forced many people to turn to more affordable forms of protein like chicken and, in some cases, even dog. Illustration: Brian Wang

African swine fever: China’s chicken farmers feeling the pinch as pork crisis takes toll on poultry industry

  • Former pig farmers, whose herds were devastated by African swine fever, are now raising chickens
  • Retail chicken prices have risen 24 per cent in the past six months, but the prices that farmers get for their birds has fallen sharply due rising supply
Topic |   China economy

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The skyrocketing cost of pork in China has forced many people to turn to more affordable forms of protein like chicken and, in some cases, even dog. Illustration: Brian Wang
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Cissy Zhou

Cissy Zhou

Cissy joined the SCMP in 2019. Prior to that, she has been a producer at BBC News and investigative reporter at CaiXin Media. She is interested in China's politics and economy.