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China's hog production expected to bounce back to normal levels in 2020

Thursday, October 17th 2019 - 15:01 UTC
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Pig inventories at large-scale farms have already bottomed out and started to rebound
 Pig inventories at large-scale farms have already bottomed out and started to rebound


China's hog production is expected to bottom out before the end of 2019 and recover to normal levels in 2020, an agriculture ministry official said on Thursday.

Pig inventories at large-scale farms have already bottomed out and started to rebound, Yang Zhenhai, director of the Husbandry and Veterinary Bureau of China's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, said at a press briefing on Thursday.

Production and sales of pig feed have also picked up, Yang added.

A deadly African swine fever disease has slashed China's pig herd by at least 40per cent from a year earlier, and pushed prices of the country's favorite meat to record high levels.

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