Friday, April 16, 2021

China’s pork production rebounding

China's first-quarter pork production increased by 31.9 per cent from a year earlier to 13.69 million tonnes, the government reported.

Some of that increase involved culling of herds in areas where African Swine Fever struck again. Some also involved the largest companies culling less-productive sows.

China's pig herd increased to 415.95 million head at the end of March, an increase of 29.5 per cent from a year ago and compares with 406.5 million at the end of December.