African swine fever has devastated pork production in China. Photo: EPA-EFE

US$5 billion opportunity for US hog farmers in China’s African swine fever epidemic, hardly taken advantage of due to trade war

  • Epidemic that has devastated China’s pig population ‘heralds a new era in Chinese production and consumption of meat’, US report says
  • The trade war is likely stifling Chinese pork purchases from the US, says American commodities adviser
Topic |   China pork crisis

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African swine fever has devastated pork production in China. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Pig herds on the mainland have been devastated by an African swine fever epidemic. Photo: Reuters

Dead pig infected with African swine fever washes ashore in Taiwan

  • Carcass found floating near island close to Fujian province as mainland reports fresh outbreak of disease
  • Country could lose up to 200 million pigs to epidemic as it sweeps through the nation’s herds
Topic |   African swine fever

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Pig herds on the mainland have been devastated by an African swine fever epidemic. Photo: Reuters
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