China’s small pig farmers have been the hardest hit by the African swine fever epidemic. Photo: Reuters

China’s small pig farmers are being wiped out by deadly African swine fever

  • Beijing’s ban on transporting live hogs from infected provinces crippled trade, particularly in northeast Liaoning province
  • Production forecast to fall 20pc this year as tens of thousands of farmers abandon industry
Topic |   China food safety

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China’s small pig farmers have been the hardest hit by the African swine fever epidemic. Photo: Reuters
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