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China's Shrinking Hog Herd
Russ Quinn DTN Staff Reporter
Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:19 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- China's pork industry has experienced one of the largest culls in history during the last 18 months, according to a report released by banking giant Rabobank on Wednesday. This sell-off will be offset by increased pork imports from sellers such as the European Union, the U.S. and Canada.

The decline of nearly 100 million head in China's hog herd and 10 million in its breeding herd is historic, Rabobank reported. This drop is the equivalent to the U.S., Canadian and Mexican pork sectors all disappearing from the global supply in a span of less than two years.

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