A spike in soybean prices has hit China’s pig farmers who use the protein in animal feed. Photo: Reuters A spike in soybean prices has hit China’s pig farmers who use the protein in animal feed. Photo: Reuters
A spike in soybean prices has hit China’s pig farmers who use the protein in animal feed. Photo: Reuters

China’s pig farmers grapple with soybean price spike as coronavirus hammers global commodity trade

  • Soybean prices in China jumped 22 per cent in March, as the coronavirus caused disruptions to global supply
  • Tighter supply of soybean meal is increasing the cost of pig feed for farmers still recovering from African swine fever

Topic |   China economy
A spike in soybean prices has hit China’s pig farmers who use the protein in animal feed. Photo: Reuters A spike in soybean prices has hit China’s pig farmers who use the protein in animal feed. Photo: Reuters
A spike in soybean prices has hit China’s pig farmers who use the protein in animal feed. Photo: Reuters
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