(Yicai Global) Nov. 23 --The number of pigs culled in China in response to recent outbreaks of African Swine Fever accounted for just 0.087% of the national total, according to data from the country's agricultural ministry. China was home to 689 million pigs as of the end of last year.
Some 496 million hogs were born on Chinese farms in the first three quarters this year, up 0.1% annually. Pork production increased 100,000 tons to 38.4 million tons in the period.
The direct impact of the outbreaks was very small, and the market supply has remained relatively loose, the ministry said in a statement.