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China has culled more than 900,000 pigs due to African swine fever

January 15, 2019 11:52 AM


BEIJING (Reuters) - China has culled 916,000 pigs after around 100 outbreaks of African swine fever in the country, the agriculture ministry said on Tuesday, as the disease continues to spread to new regions and larger farms.

The disease has reached 24 provinces and regions since the first outbreak in August, roiling trade in the world’s top pork market and …