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World Really pigging out! China is breeding GIANT pigs as big as polar bears that weigh more than 1,100 pounds to cope with a pork shortage in the Communist nation

18:11  07 october  2019
18:11  07 october  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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The super sized swine weighs more than 1 , 100 pounds and could fetch owner Pang Cong up to ,399 at market - more China is said to be breeding giant pigs as big as polar bears that weigh more than 1 , 100 pounds to cope with a pork shortage after a swine fever outbreak (stock image).

As Bloomberg reports, some pig farmers in the country have bred their animals into an almost Pork prices are currently high in many parts of China due to an illness that rapidly swept through farms That’s big money for small farming operations, and the larger farmers in the region have taken As the country recovers from the effects of the swine fever that wiped out so many animals, prices will

A Chinese farmer is said to have bred a giant pig the size of a polar bear as part of efforts to cope with the pork shortage in the country following a devastating outbreak of African swine fever.

The super sized swine weighs more than 1,100 pounds and could fetch owner Pang Cong up to $1,399 (NZ$ 2,222) at market - more than three times the average monthly disposable income where he lives in Nanning, Bloomberg reports.

It's part of a growing move to produce bigger pigs as China, the world's largest pork consumer, looks to fix its shortage of the meat. In Jilin the average hog now weighs 385 pounds to 440 pounds, compared to the the normal 275 pounds.

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A hog farmer in the Guangxi province in China is breeding pigs that weigh more than 1 , 100 pounds , making them the size of Some Chinese farmers are growing larger and larger hogs to keep up with the country's pork shortages . A hog farmer in the Guangxi province in China is breeding

Farmers are breeding super-sized pigs weighing up to half a tonne in an attempt to tackle a pork shortage . China is the world's largest producer and consumer of the China produces around half of the world's pigs and pork accounts for more than 60 per cent of Chinese families' meat consumption.

The country’s top pig breeder, Wens Foodstuffs Group Co, is also said to be trying to increase the average size of their animals too.

a man standing in front of a building: China is said to be breeding giant pigs as big as polar bears that weigh more than 1,100 pounds to cope with a pork shortage after a swine fever outbreak (stock image)© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited China is said to be breeding giant pigs as big as polar bears that weigh more than 1,100 pounds to cope with a pork shortage after a swine fever outbreak (stock image) a group of sheep that are standing in the street: China, the world's largest pork consumer, looks to fix its shortage of the meat with giant pigs. Pork prices surged in August from a year earlier, hitting consumers hard (stock image)© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited China, the world's largest pork consumer, looks to fix its shortage of the meat with giant pigs. Pork prices surged in August from a year earlier, hitting consumers hard (stock image)

Farmer Zhao Hailin said they want pigs 'as big as possible'. One expert, Lin Guofa, said the average weight at some larger farms is now around 310 pounds compared to the previous norm of around 240lbs.

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More than one million pigs have been killed in China - the world's largest pork producer and consumer - since an China is said to be breeding giant pigs as big as polar bears that weigh more than 1 , 100 pounds to cope with a pork shortage after a swine fever outbreak (stock image).

BEIJING (BLOOMBERG) - In a farm deep in the southern region of China lives a very big pig that is as heavy as a polar bear . The 500kg animal is part of a herd that is being bred to become giant swine. At slaughter, some of the pigs can sell for more than 10,000 yuan (S$ 1 ,900)

The Chinese government had already announced a nationwide initiative to boost pork production following a price spike blamed on a devastating outbreak of African swine fever.

They said they will take steps to accelerate the revival of hog production, prevent and control African swine fever and upgrade farms to further ensure pork supply and stable prices.

'We are confident and capable of rising to the challenge, dissolving the risks and doing well in keeping prices in the pig market stable,' Peng Shaozong of the National Development and Reform Commission said last month.

He said government agencies will closely monitor and analyze pork prices, stabilize production and regulate the market price.

Pork prices surged 46.7% in August from a year earlier, contributing 1.08 percentage points to a 2.8 percent rise in the consumer price index, according to data released by the National Bureau of Statistics in September.

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The soaring price has hit Chinese consumers hard as pork, essential in most Chinese households, accounts for more than 60% of meat consumption.

a herd of elephants standing next to a river: A worker feeds pigs at a farm in Xibaishan village in Hebei province, China, in August 2018. China’s hog herd fell by half in the first eight months of 2019 due to a devastating outbreak of African swine fever, according to experts© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited A worker feeds pigs at a farm in Xibaishan village in Hebei province, China, in August 2018. China’s hog herd fell by half in the first eight months of 2019 due to a devastating outbreak of African swine fever, according to experts

China raises about half of the world's pigs, and stable pork production is of great importance to people's well-being and a steady national economic performance, said Yu Kangzhen, vice minister of agriculture and rural affairs.

The implementation of these policies will play a powerful role in mobilizing farmers, promoting breeding and ensuring the pork supply in the market, he said.

Pork production fell as African swine fever ravaged pig farms in China beginning in April. While the disease doesn't infect humans, it spreads among pigs quickly.

Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua said the situation was 'extremely severe'.

HOW CHINA'S HOG HERD DROPPED BY MORE THAN HALF FROM FATAL SWINE FEVER

China’s hog herd fell by half in the first eight months of 2019 due to a devastating outbreak of African swine fever and will likely shrink by 55% by the end of the year, analysts at Rabobank said on Wednesday.

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While Pang’s pigs may be an extreme example of the lengths farmers are going to fill China ’s swelling pork shortage problem, the idea that bigger is better has been spreading across the country, home to the world’s most voracious consumers of the meat. High pork prices in the northeastern province of

China produces and exports a LOT of pork . They were hard hit however with an outbreak of African swine fever. The outbreak severely reduced China ’s pig They are also one of the biggest suppliers of pigs globally. Wholesale pork prices in China have surged more than 70% this year, while pig

The pace of herd losses will likely slow in the coming months due to reduced farm numbers and Chinese government measures to control the pig disease in the world’s largest pork consumer, according to a report by Rabobank.

However, the bank said relatively unstable market conditions will likely persist for the next three to five years.

Though not harmful to humans, African swine fever is deadly to hogs, with no vaccine available.

It surfaced for the first time in Asia more than a year ago, in China, and has now spread to over 50 countries, according to the World Organization of Animal Health - including those that account for 75% of global pork production.

Rabobank said in the report it expects China’s pork production to fall by 10% to 15% in 2020, on top of a 25% drop in 2019.

China’s total consumption of animal feed such as soy will drop by 17% in 2019 due to the decline in hogs, according to Rabobank. But feed consumption will rebound by 8% in 2020 as hog herds are rebuilt and farmers produce other proteins like chicken, the bank said.

In Vietnam, the world’s sixth-largest pork producer, 25% of the country’s total pig herd could be lost to African swine fever by year’s end, according to Rabobank. Since February, 18% of pigs have died, the bank said.


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