The swine fever epidemic has cut the country’s herds by more than 40 per cent. Photo: AFP The swine fever epidemic has cut the country’s herds by more than 40 per cent. Photo: AFP
The swine fever epidemic has cut the country’s herds by more than 40 per cent. Photo: AFP

African swine fever

Chinese criminal gangs spreading African swine fever to force farmers to sell pigs cheaply so they can profit

  • Report by state media says some offenders are leaving infected feed in sties and are even using drones to spread contamination
  • Pork prices have spiked as a result of the disease and gangs can profit by getting around controls to smuggle meat across provincial boundaries

Topic |   African swine fever
The swine fever epidemic has cut the country’s herds by more than 40 per cent. Photo: AFP The swine fever epidemic has cut the country’s herds by more than 40 per cent. Photo: AFP
The swine fever epidemic has cut the country’s herds by more than 40 per cent. Photo: AFP
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