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

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