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China 2020 poultry forecast: ASF, Covid-19 and AI

  • 13 Apr 12:37

China’s chicken meat production, consumption, and imports are forecast to increase in 2020 due to the massive pork supply gap created by African Swine Fever (ASF). However, annual 2020 growth in all 3 categories will be constrained because of production volatility due to reports of: recovering pork production; a lack of consumer willingness to switch from pork to chicken; and production and transportation slowdowns caused by COVID-19. Chinese poultry production Due to the ASF outbreak, China’s pork supply is forecast to remain tight throughout 2020, leading to higher pork prices which has resulted in a demand for alternative. Read more...