African swine fever has cut China’s huge pig herd by more than 40 per cent. Photo: Tessa Chan

Sign of pig herd recovery in China as breeding sow numbers rise

  • Total decline slows but industry battles to fend off epidemic of African swine fever
  • Farms registers first monthly increase in sows in more than a year
Topic |   African swine fever

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African swine fever has cut China’s huge pig herd by more than 40 per cent. Photo: Tessa Chan
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The price of pork has surged across China as African swine fever has destroyed herds. Photo: Reuters

Let them eat chicken? Why all options are on the table to solve China’s pork crisis

  • Swine fever has swept through the country, destroying pig herds and raising concern among the leadership
  • Authorities are trying to plug the gap with other supplies but fixing the problem will take long-term attention, observers say
Topic |   China Society

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The price of pork has surged across China as African swine fever has destroyed herds. Photo: Reuters
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