A pig is seen on a farm at a village in Changtu county, Liaoning province, in January. Photo: Reuters

Pork group scraps big trade event over African swine fever fears

  • The group said it would cancel its annual trade show in Des Moines, Iowa, to avoid the risk of the disease spreading to the US pig population
Topic |   Food and agriculture

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A pig is seen on a farm at a village in Changtu county, Liaoning province, in January. Photo: Reuters
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The industry’s dismal outlook is most likely to push prices higher and trigger inflationary pressure for pork, a Chinese staple, in the world’s largest pork market. Photo: AFP

Shandong’s pig stocks dropping as deadly African swine fever hits China’s pork supply, drives up prices

  • Live pig stocks in February fell by 23.2 per cent against the same month last year and 18.8 per cent from July in one of China’s largest pig farming hubs
  • As of last week, a total of 114 cases of African swine fever have been reported across China since August, resulting in the cull of over 950,000 pigs
Topic |   China economy

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The industry’s dismal outlook is most likely to push prices higher and trigger inflationary pressure for pork, a Chinese staple, in the world’s largest pork market. Photo: AFP
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