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China’s pig herd shrank 32 per cent in July, made biggest purchase of US pork in seven weeks


China’s pig herd shrank by 32.2 per cent in July from the same month a year ago and the number of sows declined by 31.9 per cent in the month, said the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs on Thursday, as African swine fever continues to spread through the country.

The declines in both pig and sow numbers last month are significantly steeper than the previous month when the pig herd shrank by 25.8 per cent . . .

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