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
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

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
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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