Friday, May 17, 2019

China may need to cull 100 million pigs

China has culled about one million pigs due to outbreaks of African Swine Fever, but he Swine Disease Global Surveillance Report issued this week said that could increase to 100 million before the end of this year.

In the past month, three more provinces in China have reported outbreaks, the report said.

“This progression indicates that all geographical regions of China have been affected by the disease,” it said.

Reuters News Agency reported that pork prices have held steady as consumer demand has declined and many import orders have been cancelled.