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China aims to restore most pork supply by end of 2020

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | November 22, 2019
hina said it hopes to restore most of its pork supply in roughly a year, as worries about African swine fever continue to hurt the industry.
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The number of breeding sows edged up 0.6% in October from a month earlier, rising for the first time since April last year, Yang Zhenhai, an official with China's Agriculture and Rural Affairs Ministry, said at a briefing Friday.

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"It's a very strong signal," Mr. Yang said.

But he said it will take time before consumers see supply rising because a period of about 10 months is needed for baby pigs to be born and mature.

The government aims to restore supply to about 80% of the level before African swine fever hit China by the end of next year, Mr. Yang said.


 

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