China may need to cull 100 million pigs

So far it has culled one million

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China has culled about one million pigs due to outbreaks of African Swine Fever, but the Swine Disease Global Surveillance Report issued this week said that could increase to 100 million before the end of this year.

In the past month, three more provinces in China have reported outbreaks, the report said.

“This progression indicates that all geographical regions of China have been affected by the disease,” it said.

Pork prices have held steady as consumer demand has declined, and a number of orders for pork imports have been cancelled, especially from the United States.

China has suspended two Canadian pork companies, including Olymel’s plant in Alberta, from supplying it with pork. The issue was not quality or food safety, but outdated paperwork.

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