Knowing how ASF is transmitted has helped practitioners in China institute a test-and-removal strategy for effectively managing ASF spread. Swine veterinarians Joe Connor and Keith Erlandson share their perspectives.
U.S. lean hog futures dropped by as much as the daily trading limit on Thursday. The rising tensions between Washington and Beijing could limit U.S. pork purchases by China, the world’s largest consumer of pork.
New Hope Group, one of China's biggest pig breeders, expects the country's hog output to recover from last year's disease epidemic by 2021, while prices will start to fall after a rush of new entrants into pig farming.
China’s second largest pig farmer, Muyuan Foods Co Ltd, reported on Wednesday that full-year profits for 2019 jumped more than 1,000% to $869.8 million due to record hog prices caused by a drop in supply from ASF.