22 May 2019

Pork Prices to Climb as African Swine Fever Kills Up to 200 Million of China's Pigs

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Pork prices are expected rise as African swine fever decimates Chinese pigs, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

McDonald's, Burger King, Jimmy Dean and Dunkin' all reportedly expect sausage and bacon prices to rise this year as China has to import pigs to make up for the 200 million hogs that are expected to die from the disease.

That quantity of lost pigs accounts for roughly 5 percent of the global meat market, according to the Journal.

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