2 days China says pig herd shrinks by 32% in July amid swine fever outbreak MB |Biz
By Reuters BEIJING – China’s pig herd shrank by 32.2% in July from the same month a year ago, its agriculture ministry said on Thursday, as African swine fever continues to spread through the country. Pigs are seen on the back of a truck outside a slaughterhouse in Dongguan, Guangdong province, China December 22, 2017. (REUTERS / Stringer / File Photo / MANILA BULLETIN) The ministry also said the number of sows declined by 31.9% in July, a year after the nation reported its first outbreak of the disease, which is fatal to pigs but does not harm people. Swine ... more