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China says pig supplies, prices stable amid African swine fever epidemic

November 23, 2018 3:41 AM
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BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s hog supply and prices are generally stable, said an agriculture ministry official on Friday, even as the deadly African swine fever sweeps across the world’s top pork producing nation.

The country had culled 600,000 pigs by Nov. 22 due to outbreaks of the disease, said Feng Zhongwu, chief of the animal husbandry and veterinarian bureau under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs.

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