China’s ASF crisis set to be opportunity for beef and lamb

China’s ASF crisis set to be opportunity for beef and lamb


The devastating impact of African swine fever (ASF) on China’s pig herd may have knock-on benefits for beef and lamb as buyers look to alternative proteins to make up demand.

Since ASF was first discovered in a Chinese pig herd a year ago, losses have escalated.

Chinese government figures, released in late April, suggested that the national herd stood at 377 million pigs – down 42 million or 10.1% – in the first quarter of 2019.

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Jonathan Riley