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China's pork imports to double in 2019 as swine fever hits local output: analyst

21 Mar 2019

WUZHEN, China China's 2019 pork imports are set to double from last year to 2 million tonnes, a Rabobank analyst said on Thursday, as African swine fever hits production of the meat in the world's top hog market.

RPT-INSIGHT-Piles of pigs: Swine fever outbreaks go unreported in rural China

20 Mar 2019

* Some farm managers say local officials ignored swine fever cases

Piles of pigs: Swine fever outbreaks go unreported in rural China

20 Mar 2019

BAODING, China When pigs on the Xinda Husbandry Co. Ltd breeding farm in northern China began dying in growing numbers in early January, it looked increasingly likely that the farm had been struck by the much feared African swine fever, an incurable disease that has spread rapidly across the country since last year.

China pork producer WH Group's quarterly profit falls 7 percent

15 Mar 2019

BEIJING China's WH Group said on Friday its fourth-quarter net profit fell 7 percent to $290 million, as low pig prices in China and the Sino-U.S. trade war hit the income of the world's top pork producer.

China hog prices hit 14-month high as African swine fever slashes output

11 Mar 2019

BEIJING Chinese hog prices marched to their highest in 14 months on Monday and look set to keep rising after weeks of gains, analysts and producers said, as the worst disease outbreak to hit the country's vast pig herd in years chops supply.

China February soybean imports fall to four-year low amid tariffs, flat demand

08 Mar 2019

BEIJING China's soybean imports in February fell to their lowest monthly level in four years, as buying slowed amid uncertainties over trade relations with the United States and flat demand for soymeal, customs data showed on Friday.

China blocks some Canada canola shipments, Ottawa expresses concern

05 Mar 2019

BEIJING/KABUL China has canceled Canadian agribusiness Richardson International Ltd's registration to ship canola to China, the company said on Tuesday, the latest sign of tensions between Ottawa and Beijing.

Pigs fly: China pork producers surge as swine disease cuts supply

01 Mar 2019

BEIJING Shares in China's leading pig producers have soared to record levels despite one of the worst disease outbreaks in years, as investors bet on tightening pork supplies and strong government support for leading producers.

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