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ASF China: Pig herd falls 16.6% in February

  • 21 Mar 10:44

China’s pig herd has decreased by 16.6% in February year-on-year, according to official figures. This is likely to be the 1st concrete Chinese data indicating the effect of African Swine Fever (ASF) on the country’s pig herd. The data were shared by the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA),press agency Reuters reported. The number of sows even dropped 19.1% in February from the same month a year earlier, according to the data, which were collected from 400 counties across the nation. The pig herd shrunk 5.4% and the sow herd 5% in comparison to January. To the WorldOrganisation for Animal Health(OIE), China has so far reported 117. Read more...