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of Agricultural Sciences, said that with sharp declines in the supply of
pork in China, domestic pork consumption has declined since the second half of last year.
Zhu predicted a further decline in production and consu上海419论坛女神会所
上海419论坛mption this year, and a gap of 5 to 10 percent between supply and demand.
“As an alternative to pork, poultry will see a noticeable increase in
supply in the next two years, which will ease shortages in pork supplies,” he said.
Pork accounts for more than 60 percent of meat production in China上海419论坛
, said Xin Guochang, an information monitoring official at the ministry.
Authorities have been adapting swine fever controls and prevention measures since late last year to effectively contain the infec上海419论坛女神会所
tious disease, which has a high mortality rate for pigs but is not transmittable to humans, Xin said at the Gl
obal Pig Industry Conference hosted by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences in Beijing on Thursday.
上海419论坛For example, all hogs within 3 kilometers of farms where swine fever had been verified used to be slaughtered for dise
ase prevention and control. Now, more sophisticated calculations are made to determine the area targeted for s
laughter so that farmers without infected animals are more easily able to maintain production, he said.上海419论坛女神会所
The government has been transparent in disclosing information about swi
ne fever outbreaks, Xin said. “But it cannot be entirely ruled out that some pig farmers fa
上海419论坛女神会所iled to report outbreaks to authorities, according to regulations, for various reasons,” he added.
Li Shuilong, president of the China Meat Association, said that although African swine fever has caused serious damage to the
country’s pork sector, it has also provided a good opportunity for the domestic industry to upgrade operations an上海419论坛女神会所
d address problems such as poor sanitation conditions and overuse of vaccines and drugs.