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Rabobank Expects Up to 50% Loss in World’s Largest Pig Herd

Farm Journal’s PORK – Christine McCracken – August 6, 2019

Rabobank Expects Up to 50% Loss in World’s Largest Pig Herd

Rabobank predicts that China could lose up to 50% of its hog herd by 2020 due to African Swine Fever. “Half of the world’s pigs are in China and half of those are now eliminated, we think. Roughly a quarter of the world’s pigs have now perished,” said Senior Protein Analyst Christine McCracken. “That is a huge loss. It will leave the world quite obviously short of protein. It’s something that should be a big factor as we move into 2020.”