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China vice premier Hu Chunhua says hog production should continue amid swine fever

Christian Fernsby ▼ | September 7, 2019
Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua has urged the country's main hog production areas to step up efforts to stabilise and recover production, Xinhua reported, amid a highly damaging outbreak of African swine fever.
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The deadly disease, first detected in China a year ago, has slashed the country's pig herd by almost a third and pushed hog prices to record highs.

Topics: China swine fever

"Ensuring stable pork supply is one of the most urgent tasks for the country's work on agriculture, rural areas and farmers," Hu said in the northeastern province of Heilongjiang, an important hog production area, Xinhua reported late on Friday.

"All main hog production areas should develop hog production and pork supply plans and fulfil related targets," Hu added.